I was just reading an article and the author said she doesn't believe in writing blocks. I would love not to believe in them either but I've been blocked for about a year now.
I know I can write daily, I did it for 500 consecutive days; so why am I paralyzed? I think it's interesting that I also haven't been reading since the summer. I'm trying to read Moby Dick and just can't get into it - is that a symptom of the block or maybe a contributing factor?
I believe in input and output, reading and writing. I've been meaning to read a book I'm sure I'll enjoy (Georgette Heyer, who never disappoints), but I'm lacking motivation and thus have difficulty carving out time. I'm missing the wonder and excitement that usually surrounds my reading and writing time. I need to find the wonder.
Inertia is a powerful force - the longer I'm blocked, the harder it is to get unstuck. But creativity and imagination are more powerful; if I can just invite them over for tea, the block will melt away.
Make space for wonder and imagination and anything can happen, you can even bend the laws of physics.