This is something I really worry about.
I want to write. I want to do it as a job, day in and day out. To do that, I have to be able to write consistently and skillfully, and the dreaded “writer’s block” will be a major fear of mine, to be avoided as strongly as any other distraction.
Can I force it out and still write something worth reading, though? I just don’t know. I’m easily inspired and my mind has a ton of stories going on, but… I’m a planner, and I want to “plan” for writer’s block, or even needing to write without any inspiration handy at all.
I’ve seen some methods, even tried some out, but it was kind of like practicing how to handle a ‘fishtail’ situation while driving, without fishtailing.
Maybe I already do “force it” out, though. I mean, I don’t sit down here with a vast story in my mind and simply type it out. An idea comes, or a portion of an idea, and the story develops as I put words on the page. Even now, writing this, if I try to be aware of it, my awareness of what I am saying is only about a word or two ahead of what I’m typing.
I think that, for now, I’m just going to have to chalk this up to worrying about nothing. If I get to a point that the words simply won’t come, maybe that just means I should bull my way on through until the “inspiration” returns. The very act of writing is enjoyable, and if I never make a penny doing it, I enjoy doing it anyway.
Ah well, on that note, I think I’ll go write something and see what happens. 🙂