What do you do when you get writes block??
A dear friend of mine posted this question on facebook earlier this week. I don’t consider myself a writer so I really didn’t spend any time thinking about it until now. Why…..because I am sitting at the car wash on a perfectly beautiful morning, trying to be productive working on my portable computer (Ok it is just a pad of paper and a pen) and this is my 4th effort to write something.
Creative writing is a talent that I can really appreciate. I can’t imagine how far in advance you have to think about the twists and turns that a plot has. I am just used to seeing the finish product (usually in a movie form). And after watching TV and movies for so long there is only so much any actor or actress can do for a poorly written script. But look what a well written script can do for an actor or actress. I am sure that behind every Oscar winner for Best actor or actress is a great script.
I look at the first two novels that my brother-in law, Dani, wrote with his brother. I don’t read fiction very often, but the books, “The Unincorporated Man” and “The Unincorporated War” were both about 500 pages and they were so good I didn’t want to put the books down. I think about some of my patients who write (there are so many of you it would be unfair to list any of you in case I forgot one).
I have toyed with the idea of writing something. I have about 5 lines in my head about a script where the good guy is terrified of dentists and of course his wife has to be a dentist. It involves mind control and gold and that is how far I have gotten. I have no idea of how to even get to the next step. Creativity is a gift.
But the truth is every single one of us has at least one really special attribute that we bring to the people in our lives. And I think one of the keys to one’s enjoying life and being fulfilled by it is to know what your attributes are and to share them with those around you. What do you have to offer of yourself that can help those around you?
That’s my message this week, just be who you are and try to bring some happiness into someone else’s life.