Sugar? Or Writer’s Block?

Is it the sweet cinnamon roll I have each morning at the Hungarian Pastry Shop that makes me groggy around 9:30 when I’m trying to write?  True, there’s no frosting, but there are raisins, and I never miss a raisin.  And though the dough isn’t particularly sweet, we all know bread stuffs turn to sugar in the factory.

I actually think it’s a kind of writer’s block that makes me want to sleep at 9:30 a.m.  I’ve only been up for three hours.  How could I be tired?  But this final chapter is giving me trouble.  Who wouldn’t rather sleep than pull together the dangling threads at the end of a novel?  To complete a character’s learning curve — or nonlearning curve if she refuses to be enlightened?

I’ve never believed in writer’s block.  I refuse to have such a thing.  So I’ll just say it’s the sugar, and try to consume half  as much cinnamon roll and a little more strong coffee.  And, of course, fight the desire to spend my mornings not writing.  Not looking into blankness.  Not imagining something that never happened, but might.

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2 comments

  1. Tsk tsp….no sweets until you are done with the pen!

  2. Tsk tsk…no sweets until you are done!

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