Musing on the Musing

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, February 15, 2015 Under: Articles
I love to write for you, dear readers.  "Mary's Musing" has been one of my joys throughout the past several years.   I appreciate you reading them.
Lately, thought, I've run into a bit of writers block.  One of the worst things in the world to me.  I hate sitting here, staring at a blank screen thinking, "I've got nothin'."  Or worse, starting a musing and then scraping it because it just doesn't feel right.
I do my best to give you the best of my thoughts and what I observe in the world.  But lately, it's been tough.  We are getting pummeled with snow here in Boston and it seems to be a life of mostly movies, shoveling and drinking lots of tea.  
So as I sat looking at my screen yet again tonight, I thought, "I have to write and create SOMETHING.  Something brand new, from scratch and something that will be inspiration."
And then I waited.   And waited.  Started and stopped a couple of times.   Stared some more.
Then it came to me, why don't I write about my struggle with my writers block?  Maybe it will jar something.  It's now flowing easily.
So a few things I observed:
1.) It's always good to stick with a problem; you can get results instead of giving up.
2.) Creativity lulls can be cured by being creative.  Start, try, erase, try again, keep going.
3.)  A block is just time for ideas to percolate.  They'll come.
4.) You never know how clever you really are until you work with that fabulous brain of yours to jar out an idea or solution.
Keep trying, dear readers.  Work at what frustrates you, learn a new way to get around a problem, ask for help or just be quiet and wait.  The answers, the product will come....just like this Musing. 

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