Brain freeze?

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    MAn I hate when this happens. I woke up ready to write and now as i sit staring at the computer screen at my story, my brain just shuts down. Even when I try to write hubs my brain is saying no! sad

    Any tips on how to get around this problem? I have 3 hubs I want to write and nothing. I want to get my word count up but can't. sad

    Stupid brain! lol

    1. drej2522 profile image84
      drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know about written hubs (because I'm personally lazy)...but I know the best way for me is to read a little bit, preferably the same genre that I'm writing. Then reread your last chapter and boom, your brain should focus. smile

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Relax a bit and when youre in the mood go back to write again!

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      zampanoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wash your dishes.
      You'll maybe have the revelation of your life.

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        Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol zampano wash my dishes? how did yuo know I have dishes that need to be washed? Are you watching me right now? lol

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          zampanoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          HI. No. It's just a provocative way for saying. Do something else.
          I've known moments of zero inspiration to do my job.
          I'd go shopping and I'd cook for the family.
          After sometime, all that was missing before was actually there so I could go on with my work.
          And it works.

          1. Lisa HW profile image64
            Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            That does work; although today I have work freeze, housework freeze, and writing freeze, which means doing nothing productive whatsoever until one of the freezes goes away (which probably won't happen until I get a good night's sleep and wake up tomorrow).  smile  I kind of hate myself for it, but whatever.....   hmm

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              Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Let's have a writing freeze pary! LMAO

    4. Jackson Riddle profile image50
      Jackson Riddleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Shower then drink some coffee

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        blatvaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh God, The perfect pick me up.

        1. Jackson Riddle profile image50
          Jackson Riddleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Speaking of which...

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    Where are you on the story and NaNo?

    Could be you just need to step away and go play in the leaves for a bit.

  3. caranoelle profile image85
    caranoelleposted 8 years ago

    Craizdwriter, first off, I would call this writers block.  Brain freeze is more what happens when you drink a cold drink too fast.  But that is neither here nor there.  Try fluid writing where you just write what is in your head, fluid stream of conciousness.  If you are thinking "Why can't I figure out what to write?  Ugh, what's wrong with me.  This should be easy, blah blah blah.  I wonder what's on TV right now?"  Then write that.  What ever words come to mind, put them to paper.  This could help you work through this.  Or you could try brainstorming, draw a web of ideas that stem from the topic you want to write about, just to get some ideas, then organize them.  Then you can expand on those ideas and create your Hubs.  Hope this helps.

  4. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Hi Crazd!

    I normally like to do something physical after writing.  How about putting on your favorite dance music and really get into it.

    Then go back to the computer and see if anything pops up in your head.

    1. drej2522 profile image84
      drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm...never tried that one...sounds good

      my idea is better, though tongue

  5. manlypoetryman profile image75
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    Hey...crazd...sorry to hear of your "brain freeze". I hate it when that happens to me. And lately...I've been going through a "brain cooling down" period...myself. Have you tried taking an extended break from writing...and doing something else you enjoy...totally unrelated? This usually helps me...a little!

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Been doing that all weekend lol haven't written once this weekend big_smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Thanks guys...I hate when this happens...and might have to take you up on that Flightkeeper. big_smile

  7. rmcrayne profile image96
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    Crazd, I seem to be particularly unproductive today too.  Can't blame it on the weather, since you are in CA and I am in TX.  I looked at the clock, and said "I've been up for 8 hours!"  And what the *ell do I have to show for my time?!

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Must be in the water lol

      1. rmcrayne profile image96
        rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Or the phase of the moon wink

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          Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          damn moon! lol

  8. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Revisit in your mind, why you're writing, the reason for you writing, should come out ahead of what is blocking you or your brain freeze.

    If you're honest with yourself and your writing is honest, then you'll break free of your brain freeze, by just latching on to the reason for which you write each hub.

    Use that as your motivation and purpose for which you write, then all blocks shall be lifted.

    Hope I helped.

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Cagsil. I hope that it helps too. i'll just metitaite for a bit and hopefully it'll help. ugh stupid brain! sad

  9. Dale Mazurek profile image68
    Dale Mazurekposted 8 years ago

    I go through times I cant write.  When that happens I shut down the entire computer and forget it exists.

    This may be for a few monutes, hours or even days sometimes.

    I go back to doing other things like working in my garage or fishing.  Almost always when I come back I am ready to write.

    For me its not usually block but rather burn out and I know its time for a break.

    Dale

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I'm starting to think it's burn out too, dale. Need to get another hobby lol

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image68
      Dale Mazurekposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would invite you fishing but lol I know the response i would get.

      just take a break, we all need it at some point.  I have fun with what I do on the internet and when it becomes not fun that is my signal to shut it down for a while.

      You will be fine.  this is something your destined for.

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        Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol yep you would get a H*LL NO for the fishing trip lol and thanks I am gonna take a break. But what to do what to do?

  11. drej2522 profile image84
    drej2522posted 8 years ago

    maybe a Navy wife??

    oh wait...tongue

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LMAO that isn't a hobby silly. tongue

      1. drej2522 profile image84
        drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, I knew some people that made it one! tongue

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          Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          are you serious? wow that is low

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Thanks prettydarkhorse. I am gonna have to..brain dead lol

  13. drej2522 profile image84
    drej2522posted 8 years ago

    gold-diggers going for brass...usually officers smile

    1. drej2522 profile image84
      drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      how's the writtin coming?

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        Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I did get a hub out but that's about it lmao but I am working on another hub big_smile

  14. Daniel Carter profile image73
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    I know what works for me.
    • A change in creative energy such as an outing--movie, museum--stimulating as many of the five senses as I can.

    • A wad of amino acid capsules. The kind body builders use for workouts. They balance out brain chemistry, hormones, and even help a little with mood. They don't stimulate. They only balance things out. No known side effects from taking a lot. I do 6 to 8 when I'm in a funk. I start every day out with 3 or 4 of the suckers. Good stuff.

    Hope this helps.

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks daniel!

  15. Hope Wilbanks profile image67
    Hope Wilbanksposted 8 years ago

    Have you tried writing away from the computer? Grab some paper and go to the park, or just step outside your house and get some fresh air. A short walk might help clear the cobwebs, too.

 
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