If I get a headache, I can take paracetamol
If I have a sore back, I can take ipBrufen.
If I can’t find the words … what is there I can take?
This has nothing to do with writer’s block. Some might argue it’s just a part of the problem, like staring at a blank piece of paper, or the fact there are too many distractions, not the least of which is the fact your pen has run out of ink.
Yes, that happens.
And, yes, don’t take the pens out of hotel rooms because they do not have much ink in them, and on one occasion I managed to write seven pages of story before the ink ran out.
What are they?
Advertising for the hotel.
“Oh, that’s a cute pen, where did you get it?”
“China!” Because that’s where they are invariably made.
Not having the words, is not the same as having the words but not the right ones.
OK, anything on paper is better than nothing, but the point here, it is better, if possible, to write what is needed rather than just scrap it later and have to rewrite it all again.
Been there and done that.
So safely ensconced in my hotel room, staring out at the magnificent view, it seems that opposites are not going to attract this time, and there’s going to be a chase scene down the grand staircase, knocking over a couple having their wedding photos taken.
Yes, now I’ve got it.
I can see it as it happens…