Writer’s Block

Terry has an interesting perspective on writer’s block, worth a look for those of us who write at a glacial pace. Terry says he wrote most of his Balanchine book (40,000 words) in about two months.

What happened? Was it simply that my mind had been concentrated wonderfully by the prospect of a hanging? Or might it be that the more you work, the more you can work? I think both factors probably played a part.

I did notice lately that since I’ve been forced (for various reasons) to write at exactly the same time everyday, I start composing sentences in my head as the time approaches. Whatever works, I suppose.