Writer’s Block can be a bad, bad thing. We’ve all had it somewhere, somehow and sometime in our life. While I have read plenty of blogs and columns that give tips on how to kick those writing blues, the one that really seems to work for me is changing my environment.
I try to always be aware of my surroundings and circumstances when I am on either a writing kick or in a writing slump to see if I can recognize any common denominators. (See? I can appeal to the math crowd, too!) I have noticed that my eating habits definitely play a role. When my meals are healthy, raw and clean the words flow and my clarity is limitless and when I am in certain environments, I’m hardly ever traumatized by that awful writer’s block.
Unfortunately, I have noticed that my words are stifled the most right here in this very town I love and call home. Is it the distraction of the gorgeous beaches? The always amazing weather? The perfectly fit people I’m forever trying to keep up with?
I think so.
So, I have made a drastic decision. I’m moving to New York. Whenever I’m in that incredible city, I feel inspired. I can write for days on end and feel incredibly accomplished. And if writing is going to continue to be a priority, I need to go where I will be most successful.
What’s rather interesting about my reveal is you, my readers, are the first to know. I have yet to tell my family about my big move back East, so wish me luck in breaking the news to them. Actually, maybe I just did. Assuming my family reads my blog, that is.
What’s also interesting is writing a piece that’s half fiction, half truth is another great way to break through Writer’s Block.
Truth: I do love New York City and it does indeed inspire my creativity.
Fiction: I am not moving out of my beloved San Diego.
If I was able to get anyone’s heart rate to increase by thinking I was really picking up and moving to New York, then my April Fools Day is a success. How’s yours so far?!