Yeah, the 'Choke,' that's what I'm talking about, the dreaded writing 'Choke.' We sit at the laptop, pretty much knowing where it is we want to go, but the brain won't kick in and allow us the unimpeded flow of word wizardry, those 'Thrill' phrases that we know should contribule to making us great authors. We sit and we become frantically frustrated, even peck out some drivel we know is not what we want to say, but do it anyway, hoping it will start that magical flow that will bring back that 'Thrill.'
What do you do when the 'Choke' comes? Like me, do you keep hitting the 'Backspace' button to erase the silly stuff just written? Like me, do you finally capitulate to the demon presence, get up and go for a walk? Me, I've got the beach and the Sea of Cortez and the constant sun --- not a bad fallback position --- so a walk, breathing in some fresh sea air can get my brain re-engaged and ready for some more 'Thrills.' And, alas, maybe the walk doesn't do it for me, and I just walk away for the day, but with the knowledge that the 'Thrill' isn't gone for good...it will be back.
What do you do when the 'Choke' comes?