Writer’s Block… What?

Writer’s Block… What?

This may be difficult for people to believe but I struggle to write, as I simply cannot get writer’s block. What !!?? Yes I hear the consternation in your voice, the seething resentment bubbling up as you battle with another blank page, but I’m afraid it’s absolutely true. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t have an issue with writing quality – I’ve run out of more than one red pen when editing a chapter,thanks to my critical eye.

The thing that prevents me from writing, and why writing full novels is often as joyful as smashing my toes in with a hammer, is that I’ve got too many ideas. The chattering monkey voices in my head don’t shut up long enough to allow me to fully work up an idea, or switch off long enough to even start something. I’m in a perpetual state of scribbling down ideas for blogs, short stories, full scale novels, with little to no time to actually do the work ! I’m loathe to stop scribbling… I have to get them down before the flying monkeys escape from the “ideas tower” in my brain never return to them. They’d be lost forever; yes, I’d finish one piece of work but that would be the last one ever… panic ensues!

But no time to talk, no time to ask you for your advice, to give you worked up examples of when this happens.. the chattering monkeys are off and I’ve another three ideas which I need to commit to paper before the future fiction capuchin runs off with it and hides it in under a pile of other important things to remember like taking meter readings or paying my credit card.



Helen Treharne

I’m Helen Treharne, fiction author an creator of The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series. I live in South Wales with my husband, young son and rescue cat.
My books are available at all major digital retailers with soft back copies also available from Amazon, Createspace and other stores.
When I’m not writing fiction, I blog at www.WelshMumWriting.com, sharing my experiences of being a busy parent jugging working, writing, and more. Follow me there for my personal insights.

1 Comment

  1. August 10, 2014 / 8:00 am

    I love the phrase ‘chattering monkey voices’ – that’s exactly how it feels in my head! Thx for sharing 🙂

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