October 14, 2016 by Petrea
I’ve heard writers say, “I’m suffering from writer’s block.”
Fortunately, I don’t get writer’s block. Sometimes I get writer’s procrastination, as in I must pay the bills do laundry rake leaves clean off my desk take a shower weed the garden polish the silver knit a new sweater before I’m ready to write.
But if I will just sit down at the keyboard, I’ll find words. I’m not saying they’re good or interesting words, but that’s what editing is for.
And what’s this about suffering?
Experiencing a lasting illness is suffering. Enduring violence is suffering. Living in a refugee camp is suffering.
Writing is not suffering, nor is writer’s block (she says, dusting the sideboard.)