There’s a term for it…writer’s block. However I’m not sure that truly sums up what it is. A block is an object. A block is a thing. That’s how the dictionary defines it firstly. Secondly, it defines it as an obstacle. Still sounds like an object or a thing to me. And if so, when you pair it with “writer’s”, it sounds like it should be tangible–physical. Honey, when I get writer’s block, there’s nothing tangible about it. It’s just nothing. With the exception of a cursor blinking persistently.
The dictionary further defines it as slang, e.g., knock your block off. It subsequently describes a block as wood, property, and a collection of numbers or units. See the pattern? All of this led me to think of things that are based on nothing but eventually led to something.
The alleged premise of the widely successful sitcom Seinfeld
Whitney Houston’s hit song, “I Have Nothing”, from The Bodyguard Soundtrack.
I couldn’t even come up with a longer list.
How do you deal with writer’s block?