To everyone – thank you for being so kind about yesterday’s news! I really, really, appreciate it.
So, anyway, I don’t have writer’s block at the moment (as in, the wall, the dead end, the holy hell of bad things), but I always find it interesting to hear what other people have to say about it. The following is from a Brian Wood (Generation X, DMZ) chat at Comic Book Resources:
SuperBoyGold: How often do you get the dreaded writers block…and what do you do when you get it?
briancwood: I get writer’s block all the time. Although its always eventually defeated by the Fear.. The Fear of not getting a paycheck.
JimmyDee: Is writer’s block a real thing? A screenwriter friend of mine contends it simply doesn’t really exist. That those who suffer from extended periods of writers block just aren’t living their lives.
briancwood: Yeah, I strongly disagree with your friend on that one.
briancwood: Call it a block or something else… sometimes it just doesn’t come, no matter who you are .
JimmyDee: I wouldn’t know, I ain’t a writer, but that’s what he thinks. He understands short-term blocks fine, but guys who have like a year where they can’t write … he thinks it’s just depression or something.
briancwood: Yeah, in an extended case like a year, its probably just a symptom of something larger.