I have writer’s block.
I’ve blogged about it in the past, but it’s reared its ugly head again. Instead of fighting it this time, I’ve decided to examine its causes and then vanquish it like a bad
crotch rash presidential candidate uh…dragon.
Culprit #1: TV
I’ve been watching more TV lately. It’s awesome and deliciously air-headed. But it’s also taking up more free time than I’d like.
Culprit #1, Part 2: TV
Hurricanes. Train wrecks. Presidential debates. We didn’t start the fire.
Culprit #2: Insomnia
I’ve had insomnia off and on my entire life. Right now, it’s on and it’s creating a general fog around my head dense enough to rival bleach blonde hair dye.
Before I get a phone call from my mom, I’d like to note that I’m seeing a doctor about it. Unfortunately, the meds my doc gave me made me alert and agitated. Counter-indicative, I think they say, which could also describe most of my existence.
Culprit #3: Marketing
I spent a lot of last month marketing Dim Sum, Dead Some, which never got its day in the sun until now. And it paid off with my highest rank for DSDS ever as well as my highest author ranking.
Also, Dead Man on Campus bounced its way into the world like a cheerful coed with pom-poms shaking. This little coed required a lot of hoopla, so I complied.
Plan of Action
So now that I’ve identified the causes of my writer’s block, I can effectively put in place a plan of action to overcome it.
1. Finish binge watching my show.
2. Stop promoting books 100% of the time.
3. Sleep more.
What do you do when you can’t write?
Feel free to visit me on Facebook. That’s another place I hang out when I can’t write.