It’s the new year…

It’s the new year, and one of my resolutions (I only have two) will be to actually post on my blog regularly.

I’ve decided that writing a thesis is not quite the equivalent of having teeth pulled, but it’s similar in the fact that you dread it before you actually get to it, it’s possibly painful during the process and you feel a profound sense of relief once it’s done. I have been having a hard time really getting into it. Call it writer’s block if you want. How to get past it? I will try this afternoon – put on some good hard rock (that you can’t sing to and therefore will work well as background noise to block everything else out) and just sit down and find a place to start writing, wherever that is. Sometimes that’s the easiest for me, even if I then later have to connect two parts of one long story or paper. I know once I get started I will have no problems, but it’s the getting started that is always the hard part for me.

For others who have writer’s block, just googling the term turns up a mind-boggling amount of results (as with most Google searches). However, the Purdue OWL lists some things that might help, though it seems aimed at research papers and school work rather than creative writing (which I would much rather be doing today). Writer’s Digest, which I enjoy reading very much, has some interesting tips as well, and these are from fellow writers. Here’s some other creative ways to beat it.

I'm a lover of writing and books. I graduated from South Dakota State with a master's degree in communications in 2011, the same year I was first published. I'm a wife and mom, and I work in content and digital marketing in South Dakota.

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One comment on “It’s the new year…
  1. Nice post, tips! Fortunately, I’ve never had such a block, but hope I could post a suggestion of mine every author would like? Using sites like,, fiverr, etc? They could be a good way for promotion and “removing” stupidity in streets like headlines on t-shirts, fridge magnets, cups, etc. of the kind My Boyfriend kisses better than yours, FBI – Female Body Inspector, etc… Every author could use some good, wise quotes from his/her works, some poems, illustrations, etc. I’m allanbard there, I use some of my quotes, illustrations, poems, like: One can fight money only with money, Even in the hottest fire there’s a bit of water, All the problems in the world lead to one – narrow-minded people, Money are amongst the last things that make people rich, or
    Love and happiness will be around,
    as all the chains will disappear!
    And Mountaineers will climb their mount,
    and there won’t be any tear!
    Hope such stuff look and sound much better than the usual we see every day? Best wishes to all like-minded people! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons’ hunters – my 1st Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

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