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This is the Opposite of Writer’s Block

Posted by on May 11, 2011

I don’t have writer’s block. I have…what is this…writer’s deluge? I am deluged with so many words, so many images, so many activities, so many experiences from the last few weeks that it’s hard to get them organized.

The last time I was this deluged with stories was last fall when we spent a few days in Montreal, then flew to Amsterdam and went on a wine tasting river cruise with AmaWaterways. We had never been to Montreal, to Amsterdam, to Europe or on a river cruise. Every single thing we did was a new experience that had me wanting to tell a story, then another and another and another…

Same thing here. We flew to Las Vegas, then flew to LA and went on a Disney cruise of the Pacific Northwest and ended with a few days in Vancouver. We had never been to Vegas, never cruised with Disney, never been to Vancouver…I’m overwhelmed again.

I have flown over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, tasted freshly baked bread in an old bakery in North Beach in San Francisco, relished the largest suite I have ever experienced on a cruise ship, marveled at the 4D theatre in the Vancouver Aquarium and returned home with a nasty cold, courtesy of an unknown stranger in Vancouver. Thankyouverymuch.

I just submitted an article to a major magazine for the very first time. Hopefully, they will use it.

I have created a list of the story ideas I need to start on.

It has 23 ideas on it.


I just thought of another one.

Give me some time.

I’ll get them all written.

8 Responses to This is the Opposite of Writer’s Block

  1. Cathy Sweeney

    Nice post, Jan. I know exactly what you mean. I’m in a similar situation and the month of June is going to have even more going on. Now I just have to get the experiences and ideas organized into some meaningful post ideas and focus!

    Good luck getting your article published!

  2. adventureswithben

    This happens to me too. I generally get my ideas to write from my photos. I have so many photos it becomes overwhelming. I never have writer’s block, but sometimes “Writer’s Lack of Motivation to Write it All!”

  3. Michael Figueiredo

    Having too many wonderful things to write about is a good problem to have! Good luck with getting your first article published in a magazine. Fingers crossed! :)

  4. David @ MalaysiaAsia

    That’s the problem with frequent travels. Just like Ben, I too look at the 340GB of pictures lying in my 1TB hard disk. Where do I start? Where do I start?

  5. Christy @ Technosyncratic

    I’m with Ben — “Writer’s Lack of Motivation to Write it All!” describes things perfectly. 😛

  6. Norbert

    I think it happens to all of us after we travel. We want to brain vomit everything at the same time but we don’t know how and get confused. I guess it all can flow by reliving everything again by writing it.

  7. inka

    I know the feeling. It will all sort itself out. Smashing that you submitted the article. I hope it gets accepted and, don’t forget to tell us, so we can all read and applaud you. That’s what writer friends are there for.

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