Hello all and Happy Holidays! My name is Kate, and I write a little blog called www.retroranchrevamp.com. Liz (and Mabel of course) were kind enough to let me write a guest post for them! When Liz informed me that I could write on any topic my little heart desired, (minus stuff like gun control…really not my cup of tea anyway) I immediately got a horrible and long lasting case of writer’s block. Yep, you guessed it, too much creative freedom makes me blank. Big time. So there I was amidst all the stress and busy bustle of the holidays, trying to pick a topic and get a post to Liz before she withdrew her guest posting offer. (If you’re reading this, I made it in just before the bell.)
I did what any logical person completely immersed in the Christmas craziness would do, I decided I would write about the holidays, until I realized my writer’s block would probably prevent my post from being turned in for Liz’s approval until after the holidays were over. Arrrghh!
Ok, on to the next topic. Hmm. But all I could think about was:
Why did the gift I ordered for my father-in-law arrive broken for the SECOND time and where will I find a replacement before Christmas?
How many more hours will I have to spend wrapping presents?
Yipes! New Year’s Eve (I’m hosting a party this year) is getting dangerously close and I haven’t planned a bit of it! (or cleaned for that matter)
Why am I getting a cold right before Christmas???
Then as I was in the midst of my holiday/writer’s block meltdown, my assistant came in.
Leave it to Leo to calm me down. He always has a way of making me feel better, or laugh and he always knows when I need it the most. (I suspect Mabel and Liz know what I’m talking about.)
Did my faithful assistant Leo cure my writer’s block? Not a chance. But he did he make me realize that my guest post didn’t have to be a life altering, earth shaking spectacular piece or writing. It was at that point that I realized, I had been thinking so much about my writer’s block, that I could probably write about THAT for the guest post. I mean, Liz is a writer, so I am sure it would be appreciated.
And that is the story of how I beat my guest post writer’s block.