Sunday, July 31, 2011

Everyone Needs A Pause

So, I’ve found myself in a small dilemma: The brain is addled.  Well, more so than usual.  This blog posting has sprung up on me “unawares” (making it two postings for this month).  Isn’t this month meant to have five Sundays?  I know, idle thought to fill up the page…  But, it’s not that I didn’t know I about it, only that I hadn’t thought about what to write for this post.

You see, I’m on holiday, and that includes the brain cells.

So here I am, twisting my grey matter into little knots, trying to hack out something compelling and worth a read.  Have you ever found yourself in the same situation?  The answer, all you writers out there, is of course you have!  Not quite writer’s block, but close enough.  You’re still capable of spewing out coherent words, but the end result is a dismaying head-shake (usually accompanied with a sigh), and an instant delete attack.  And, yes, I’ve hit the delete button several times while typing this up.  The problem is that I’m on a short pause.  A small break, a self-imposed lull where the creative matter in my head can recharge, reboot, and relax.  And see, I’ve managed to write up something (okay, it’s silly, don’t laugh), and I’ve made it interactive.

What do you do to refresh the creative juices?  I’ve heard many “remedies” to relieve writer’s block, some far-fetched and some run-of-the-mill.

As I sit here typing out these words, I’m full-fledged into holiday mode, so forgive me for the lack of compellingness in the words.  But feel free to let me know how you recharge.


T.K. Toppin


Jude Johnson said...

I've been stuck for the past three weeks in Brain-Fried gear with family issues. I hope to be able to get back into it this week if all dies down. Most of the time what helps me recharge is outdoor physical activity: digging up the plants, hiking the local canyons, or walking two or three miles.
Of course, now it's too hot and muggy to do any of that, so here I wallow, praying for rain.

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

The change of scenery will recharge you.

And, something to look forward to like having your interview with me tomorrow on Champagne's blogger site.

January Bain said...

Good for you, T.K. Everyone needs a break and this one made for an interesting blog!

T. M. Hunter said...

I'm a big fan of sending one's brain into vegetation land to recharge the work, but mindless television, movies, video games? All of those are good too.

TK Toppin said...

Thanks for commenting! Such great ways to recharge!! Mindless activities work for me too, Aston. And thanks Julie, for the reminder! Alas, my brain pause is about to come to an end as the holiday has ended. But I do feel recharged!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I know exactly how you feel! Sometimes all we need is a brief change of place to inspire us again - even a day out somewhere different.