I often feel blocked. Not because I do not have the words, but because I am sure where to begin, or what to do when I finish. What it is not any good? What if it is hackneyed and craptastic writing? How do I develop characters, so they are not card board cutouts? How do I write sharper dialogue and more concise descriptions? How do I get what I envision in my head unto the page?
The writing never seems good enough once I begin. I fret over its inadequacies and push it away. I move on to other projects. Yet the questions remain. Soon I grow anxious. When I get anxious I eat. I have struggled with this for years. I can’t control or stop the eating. I have taken to working with it. I buy fruits and salads and give myself permission to eat them. Of course I eat it all. As a consequence I feel guilty for lack of self control. I eat when I feel guilty too. (On the plus side I work in restaurants and my constant eating has lead to the creation of some wonderful foods).
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- The Truth About Creativity (Also Honey Badgers and The Matrix) (dmmaster42.wordpress.com)
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