I have a confession to make: I don’t know what to write about.
“Write that down!” I tell myself.
“Something will eventually come to you if you do.”
Instead, I stare out the window.
I try to recall the story that just a few days ago was screaming to be told.
What was the topic anyway?
Why had I felt such urgency to write that story?
And, why can’t I remember it now?
I stifle a yawn and look around.
I stare out the window again.
My paper is blank.
My pencil is poised in the air.
I glance at the students in front of me.
Everybody is busy writing.
Everything feels trite and unimportant.
Then, I scribble it all down.
The bell rings.
I close my notebook.
another writing moment
4 thoughts on “Writer’s Block”
Some days are like that…
This is okay. As long as you work through it (and maybe even document your process), you'll know how to get students through it going-forward.
Yes! So true! And, I'm glad they are usually few and far between!
Good suggestion, Stacey. I think it's so important to experience the difficulties that our students go through when they're writing. And, yes it will help us help them get through it.