Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wrestling with Writer's Block

I used screen capture for this post

Few months ago I wrote this on the old blog

So you heard me say this afternoon that I am having writers block again.
Not good.

Well, I was watching a match from the 2009 Against All Odds ppv and suddenly I had a scene.

Oh yeah, I quickly hit the pause button on the iTunes and opened the novel again, and wrote a scene where one of my leads is sitting there eating cereal.

You're thinking What? how does a ppv match equal you thinking of cereal?

Oh yeah man. True grit on this one. It was the tights. For whatever reason, my brain thought "bright sugary puffed cereal everywhere" Just a big bowl of Fruity-Os. You get the picture?

Between the green and yellow in Mr. Shelley's tights and the neon orange and day-glo green in Mr. Young's tights, I started thinking of coloured cereal.

Why I keep connecting Mr. Shelley with food I have no idea. It's some odd domestic desire or something.
But, yeah, dude I got an entire paragraph written because of that spark of thought. So, um... thanks boys for breaking down my writers block.

And guess what,  after almost a month of another evil case of writer's block,  another weird thing happened to break that writer's block.

I changed the photo on my backdrop on the computer.   Yeah, I had a shot of a beach/seaside scene that was just blah.  I decided to change it to one of my favourite screen shots of Chris Sabin, and within minutes a flood gate seemed to happen. I don't know what it is about these X-Division guys, but they sure to work for me when I need them most.
Just imagine what kind of writing I could do if Mr. Shelley or Mr. Sabin were in my life for real and not just a celebrity.  Dude, I could win a Pulitzer if I were married to one of them....