My fiance says she doesn’t understand how writing works. At least, she doesn’t understand how it works for me. According to her, I don’t actually type enough. I merely tap a few keys to keep up appearances and then I frown the words onto the page.
I wanted to know if that was similar to the old stories about Davy Crocket Grinning down a bear. But, for all I know, She may be right.
She has watched the process far more than I have. When I’m writing, and really in the zone I couldn’t even tell you if there’s still coffee in my mug, no matter how often I check it.
This is in direct opposition to Writer’s block. When I’m blocked I’m completely aware of everything. I can tell you how many seconds have gone by since the last annoying noise out my window. Or how stupid my last sentence sounds. I can’t move past any of it. Maybe that’s the key to understanding Writer’s block and maybe helping get past it.