This popular adage – “when it rains, it pours” - is true. In my case, it’s not rain of either glitches or stroke of bad luck; but its words that hits my wits -a blessing. Just last two weeks ago, Thursday (29th), I was able to compose 1 long poem, 1 quote, 1 story and this one which I just revised yesterday. All in one day, I dashed them off continuously on sheets of paper. This “pouring” I had that day, the same I’d been waiting for quite some time since my head seems locked up and words wouldn’t spurt. I think it’s called “writer’s block”. And I had it for more than a month – more or less. (Please give me this awesome feeling of being called a writer). LOL!
Going back to the days I was mentally confined to nothingness, I still did what I usually do. I go to work, I sleep, I watch TV programs and movies, I read my romance novels, I eat, etc… Aside from doing these, I did a lot of “brain squeezing”, looking at practically anything that will be an inspiration to write a poem or story. But, the optimism seemed not enough for me to come up with something to inscribe I ended up doodling lines. :D It was futile.
In some sort of way, my illness helped because words suddenly rushed in – like wham! It was this time I jot down my reflection about my recent vacation, about my sickness itself and about the wealth I dug up from bed confinement. In a time like this when I have the sudden gust of thoughts like water released from the dam, I get restless. I have to put pen to paper right away. Otherwise, if I postpone writing, I will experience either one or both of these two: (1) give myself a pounding headache and don’t get to sleep; (2) forget them only to remember a part after a week, worse a month. I’m just thankful now that I wrote this down! LOL!
I write when words starts bugging me. :D And when they kicked in, the notebook I always have with me really comes in handy. Okay, gotta grab my notebook as there's something I need to note down! Catch you later! ;)