Ah, writer's block. That thing no one can decide whether it's real or not. Personally, I don't really know with all these opinions flying around, but what I do know is when my characters don't speak to me, no writing happens.
I find it goes a little something like this:
You wake up and the sun is shining, but it's not too hot, or too cold. The world is bursting full of things to inspire you, and you've got this amazing idea you're ready to work on. You la-dee-da your way to your computer, or notebook, or loose-leaf paper, and you get yourself in writing position. Ready. Set. Go!
Except not. No words of genius happen. The ideas have come to a screeching halt, unable to form themselves into even the first word.
Why? Why does this happen?! I'll tell you why; characters can be jerks. They like to randomly take vacation and leave you hanging. Inconsiderate, I know.
After that, here's what happens:
1. Oh, No He Didn't!: Character on vacation? Now? Ha! Not anymore. You go find that vacation spot and drag that character back by their ear. You then proceed to tie them to a chair, and as punishment for this unauthorized vacation, you make sure their life sucks goats in the story. Like to see them leave again after that. Mwa-ha-ha-ha!
2. Do-Duh-Do *Twiddles Thumbs*: Your characters have gone, but you don't feel the need to retrieve them. You know that they'll get hungry and come back eventually. But when that'll happen . . . Well, best not to think about it. You then have a Netflix party while you wait.
3. I Will Survive: There are no characters whispering best-seller worthy words in your ear, but you can't not write! Everyone says you have to write every day, so you must write. But how with no characters? Easy, you put letters down on the page, which turn into words, which turn into sentences, which turn into paragraphs, which turn into chapters, which turns into a book. Well, actually not so easy. At least it's only the first draft, right?
4. I Don't Like Writing Anyway *frowny face*: This happens every. Single. Time! Anytime you want to write, your characters just abandon you. "Drops us like a newborn giraffe-kerplop." (Terk, Disney's Tarzan) You just can't take it anymore, so you've decided to stop writing. That is, until your characters come back and, your fingers are itching to write,and you just can't help yourself. The circle of your writing life.
This true for any of you?
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A good chunk of you already know who I am, considering I sent you here, but for those of you people who found my blog by accident, let me introduce myself. My name is Madison Anderson and I was born and spent little more than half my life in Oregon (US for those of you who don't know and don't want to look it up), so it's no wonder I like the rain. I'm obsessed with Disney (bought myself a Woody doll and I'm so happy :) ) and books. I'm now into drawing, and whenever I get around to it I plan on selling my work. You can visit my art page (someday it'll be website) at https://www.facebook.com/randomart17/?ref=bookmarks