If you do any kind of writing, whether it be for work or pleasure, then no doubt you have come against writers block once or twice. There have been a few times for me over the last 3 years where I have sat and stared at the screen, the cursor seeming to mock me, willing the words to come. Once I have started, the words flowed so I want to share with you the things I do when writer’s block has come to stay.
There’s just over a week until Christmas, and I have so much to do. I gave myself the gift of calm, and I’m setting aside my fears. I haven’t felt the Christmas cheer too much this year but I am faking it until I make it. So I am making myself a little ta-da list right here, to remind myself that I am making progress.
Did she just hear right? Did he just ask her to leave with him? Her heart rate quickened again. At this rate she was sure he would be able to see the blood pulsing through her veins. She worried about saying something stupid so she simply nodded and followed him out of the room. She pinched her arm to make sure she wasn’t dreaming. The sharp sting proved this was really happening.
She saw him across the room and she felt her heart skip a beat. Whenever he caught her looking his way she felt her cheeks burn. He was out of her league and she wasn’t stupid enough to even try.
The room was filled with people she had been working with for the last 20 years, she looked around and felt like she didn’t know a single one. Even her secretary called her Ms Oliver and she doubted that the woman even knew her name. There was no personal feelings shared anymore. It was what stopped her from making the next move.
She clutched her book bag close to her chest. There seemed to be people rushing all around her, people who seemed to know more than her. She had arrived at the train station early, she didn’t want to be late on her first day.
The voice booming from the speaker in the station offered no solace that day. She could usually find a calmness in the predictable tones as the voice alerted commuters as each train pulled into the station. She checked her watch again, it was still 5 minutes until the train would appear.