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A Writers Nightmare.

Updated on October 25, 2012

A Writers Nightmare.


As any writer will tell you the worst thing that can happen is to run out of something to say. We've all experienced this feeling, our muse has decided to take a long weekend break and leave us staring at a blank page on our computer screens or in our notepads and even if we wanted to write something we can't. I hope that none of you have the following nightmare, which for me is far worse! The muse will eventually come back to us but when you have the following you can begin to doubt! Most of us dream, at least I hope so, and their importance, or insignificance, can sometimes help us along the rocky road to literary success.

However when you are attained by what I call « waking nightmares » our precious thought processes can send us slowly spinning toward insanity. An example of this is when, even while wide awake you have the sensation that someone is slicing through your fingertips with a very sharp blade. One by one you feel the steel cutting into your flesh and sawing through the more resistant bones that are so necessary to our trade. If you are a pianist I'm sure that you can easily imagine what I'm talking about. Try playing Chopin or any other great composer when all of your senses can no longer communicate with your brain, how your interpretation of the piece would be severly altered. I'm not the only person to have experienced this particularly horrible sensation. I've asked around and discovered that it's sometimes associated with what we write! I and a few others like to write horror stories and we often become more than involved in what we are writing, for example becoming the serial killer who thrives on cutting up his girlfriends while a group of gospel singers next door praise the Lord with thundering choruses drowning out the inhuman screams that come from the torturers playroom. It could also be the simple fact that we spend hours and hours typing out invented stories and our fingertips are more worn out than those of a classical guitarist. I don't know about you but I am particularly attached to my fingers and repeated waking dreams of having their tips slowly sawn off is beginning to worry me. Perhaps my friends and I should see a shrink but they have a tendance to be even crazier than writers so let's forget that for the moment.Whatever it may be that provokes this feeling I for one will keep on writing and any bogeyman that has taken it into his head to sneak up on me and try to slice off my fingertips had better watch out because I'll kill him or her off in my next story.

Keep on Writing,

Writer.

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      Terishere 6 years ago

      I voted up! Great hub! I enjoy reading your writings :)

      I'm now a follower :)

      Terri

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      WriteitToday 6 years ago from Somewhere in France.

      Hello Happyboomernurse :)

      Thanks once again for your continued support :)

      All the best,

      Dave aka WriteitToday.

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      WriteitToday 6 years ago from Somewhere in France.

      To Papa-Bear,

      Yep!!!!!!!!!

      lol.

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      WriteitToday 6 years ago from Somewhere in France.

      Hi J Burgraff :)

      I would love to go back every weekend because the food is great ;)

      Thanks for stopping by :)

      Dave aka WriteitToday

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      This is the down side of having an active imagination vivid enough to write horror stories. At least it gave you good material for this hub.

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      John W Townsend 6 years ago from London England UK

      MY GOD MAN, MY WEB CAM WAS ON AGAIN....

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      J Burgraff 6 years ago

      Perhaps you could go to Gavres for some rest, restoration, and inspiration...

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      WriteitToday 6 years ago from Somewhere in France.

      Hello Papa-Bear :)

      Thanks for the idea but shouting at my brain makes it deaf and shouldn't you get dressed before you scare away all the children in the neighbourhood?

      Cheers,

      Dave aka WriteitToday.

      ps: Are you perchance a member of UK Authors?

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      WriteitToday 6 years ago from Somewhere in France.

      Hi Hunbbel Meer :)

      I already do all of that but I'm still scared of having my fingertips cut off. Thanks for stopping by :)

      All the best,

      Writeittoday.

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      John W Townsend 6 years ago from London England UK

      Speak you crazy brain, you smook. What do you think I feed you for, to sit up there with nothing to say huh!

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      One just need to have an open eye, there are plenty of things around to write about. When I went off with what to say, I take a day off and for that whole day I look around for things that I can write about (thoughts, words, objects) And in that day alone, I find more than 20-30 things to write about. The key here to note down each and every thing though.

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