I know what needs to happen next in the three scenes I’m currently working on. I have another scene slowly percolating in my brain, drips of phrases and actions slowly making their way through the filter. There are tons of things I could be, SHOULD be writing. But my fingers won’t work. The words are stuck somewhere behind my eyes and refuse to come down.
I’ve had writer’s block before, where I didn’t know what happened next, or the other kind, where I knew I was on the wrong path and had to backtrack. But this is strange and foreign and I don’t understand. Everything is right there. I can see it. But it’s…not. I’ve tried giving it a few days, but I’m pretty impatient in a normal setting, let alone knowing what I’m going to write. It’s been almost a weeks! I feel like I’m paralyzed, staring down at my legs and yelling “MOVE!” while they just lay there. I know the key is to NOT think about it, but it’s kind of a Polar Bear in a Snowstorm. (go ahead. Try not to think of a polar bear in a snowstorm right now…) Anyone have any tips on how to break this?