Yes, there are occasions when words and ideas flood out in a constant stream of inspiration; equally, there are occasions that you feel you may as well have been born without a brain for all the use it is. Sometimes, you can go months without a decent idea.
Often there’s a reason for writer’s block… tiredness, stress, time of the month, day ending in a ‘y’, and – just as often – it’s just one of those cruel tricks the mind plays on you, just to show who’s really in charge. Today is one of those days.
Last night i was chatting to a proper writer, in sl. They mentioned how sometimes a single word can inspire and – by way of illustration – they offered me the word ‘contagious’. There and then, almost without thinking, i rattled off 150 words on the theme – the edited version of which appears in the blog sidebar. Today, you could give me a whole blooming dictionary and i wouldn’t come up with anything!
Which – weirdly – accounts for what i did come up with. It’s an oddity, so you’ll find it on Alt. life:
Here’s hoping i’m back to normal tomorrow!
‘Cause the words are dead
And you know it
Yeah the words are dead
Lower them down
Agnes Obel – Words Are Dead