Some call it writer's block. I tend to use the term creative gridlock.
You are full of ideas and budding with inspiration. You just don't seem to have it together enough to formulate a decent message. You want to use your creative talents, but you cannot seem to get your creative juices flowing.
It's gridlock. You have some good ideas. You know who your characters are and what makes them worthy of good background and expressive descriptions and dialogue. You simply cannot put things together.
Rid yourself of the gridlock. Get your creativity back into active mode. You don't have to force it. Let it come naturally.
Let me explain that a little bit more.
You can naturally get your creative juices flowing and break the creative gridlock by getting away from writing for a moment.
Yes, I said get away from your craft to get more creative with your craft.
Here are some creative gridlock breakthrough methods:
- Take a walk on the beach or through the park
- Read recreationally... novels, poetry, etc. (Don't read your own genre or topics)
- Go to the museum
- Visit a botanical garden
- Get involved with a community group (Toastmasters, Kiwanis, Rotary Club, etc.)
- Start gardening
- Take up a hobby
- Take a class. . . computers, art, dance, etc.
Use these and other methods to get your creativity back in order. Write a journal on your efforts and jot down ideas as they come to you. Make note of new ideas that come to you. Refer back to your journal when you feel that creative gridlock comes upon you again.