Writer’s Block… the overwhelming idea of starting over.

Wow.  I find myself staring at a blank screen.

This is more than just writer’s block… this is business block.

I’ve taken so much time away from my business to care for my mother, for my family and, in my grief, myself.  Now, as I attempt to get back to a ‘normal’ life, I feel like I’ve forgotten how.

The business has pretty much floundered.  I’ve kept up with a few projects as the opportunities came in but any real business plan or marketing, even a regular working schedule has evaporated.

I have said repeatedly that there is no such thing as super-mom and it is true.  All those balls just simply cannot stay in the air, and for me the biggest ball to drop was my professional life.  When you don’t have a boss looking over your shoulder, it’s easy to give into the demands on your time and schedule away your work days.

So now, here I sit.  Blank screen, blank bank account and blank stare.

Starting over seems overwhelming but I don’t have much of a choice.

Writing is what I do.  I can’t imagine doing anything else.

I’ve been ‘organizing’ my office for a week now… but the magnitude of the task of restarting what had once been a fairly successful business seems to paralyze the acyion of getting any actual work done.

How do you get started on a big task?

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One Response to Writer’s Block… the overwhelming idea of starting over.

  1. Michelle says:

    I agree with you on the supermom comment, in fact check out my newest blog comment – I just had a huge rant about it!As for starting anew, I always find sitting and staring at a blank page never helps me. I go about my day, writing draft after draft in my head, and then finally commit something to paper when it feels right. Even just having the right beginning can start the ball rolling until it takes a life on of its own. Don't be so hard on yourself, you are a writer…it will come 🙂

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