So, taking a seat at my computer desk in order to start creating my first blog with a mind buzzing with ideas on topics and opinions until I see those daunting words in front of me “create the first post on your blog”. My mind goes blank.
As a writer, it is a common thing to be confronted by a block at the most frustrating of times and it can take many forms. I remember writing a short story for children based around the magic wishing powers held within fragments of balloons but then suddenly realised halfway through that I had nowhere to go. I sat, lost, staring at the cold white screen in front of me when suddenly I heard an argument through the wall of my family’s terraced house. In this argument, I overheard my neighbour say “I wish someone else was your mother”.
That little sentence didn’t help me complete that short story but it did lead me to start another project – a series of short stories. That sentence became the title of the first in the collection. Maybe my best work has come from the not knowing how to continue with a piece I was already writing. Hence my first, very brief blog is on the subject of not knowing what to write.
Incidentally, that short children’s story still isn’t completed.