Way more often that I'd like, a huge case of writer's block sets in. Like now.
I've got two short stories in progress, neither of which is moving forward as quickly as I'd like. I've been stuck with one called My Shirt Talked to Me This Morning for months. The genesis of that story dates back as far at 2007. I even read an opening section of it at a Mississippi Writers Guild open-mic event.
And then there's the much more recent Fermi Diet. I'm closer to finishing it than Shirt. Sometimes, a lack of quiet time gets in the way of my writing, but now it's plot flow. I have everything in place, but I just can't see my way forward to the next page, or scene.
Thanks to my budding-actress-almost-niece Leah Christine Johnson for Facebooking me a little humorous motivation. I thought I'd share, in case any other temporarily-blocked writers were reading my blog. Take a shower and get back to the keyboard!
Joe T. Coxwell is a retired Chemistry and Physics teacher, most recently having taught at Northeast High School in Meridian, MS. He is also the author of several science fiction stories, including a SF novel entitled The Epsilon Wish. A short story called Third Contact was released as an e-book by Kindle Direct Publishing in the summer of 2015. Kindle Direct also released a new short story called The Fermi Diet in July of 2017. Coxwell also enjoys creating astronomical artwork and SF/Spacescape images.