The first Thursday of each month brings TMAT 120 from Joelle at Two on a Rant. Anyone can participate – even if you don’t have a blog – by writing your response in the comment section of her post. This is the fourth time I have attempted to tell a tale in 120 words or less (it’s harder than it seems). To read my first three short, short tales, click here, here and here. This month’s prompt is: describe your cure for writer’s block.
Come on! Everyone who reads this blog knows what I am going to say before I write it. This is probably stating the obvious, but here goes!
I don’t get writer’s block. I have a curated list of potential topics that is several pages long. Maybe it’s because I have not been blogging very long. Maybe because my mind is always racing, never still. Maybe because I am a former school teacher, and everyone knows we don’t shut up – ever! Maybe because I am a runner.
When I run, I don’t listen to music or carry a phone. I channel my own internal conversation. Running is zen, a moment where I am entirely in the present, allowing my thoughts to flow like water over a stream bed. All I must do is catch one as it drifts by, and, “Voila!” – a topic! It never fails.