I did not experience “Writer’s block” during the writing of Tripio. I fixed that potential problem before I started writing it. If you are saying to yourself, “Oh no, he is going to say writer’s block has nothing to do with writing” Congratulations! You have been paying attention.
M0tty [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons
One solution lies in simply finding your authentic, creative self and unblocking the limitless mental energy we all possess. My own process was called growing my “Mind Garden”. (see post #1). That original creative voice can be utilized in many ways, not just in the creative arts. One good example for me is how I helped raise four children not having a clue what the hell I was doing. I was able to find examples and inspiration from countless sources and that allowed me to grow into the job, as it were. I helped raise them on the fly, by the seat of my pants, creating “dad” day by day until it became second nature.
I used that example of finding my unique voice because my creative parenting was not intentional or conscious. It goes to the point of writing in this way: I had no choice but to let “dad” come out of me. I felt like I had no attachments to how my parenting should look. It was with this same clean slate that I started Tripio. I had no plan for it. I did not have a genre selected. Or a projected word count. I did note in my SotM (Sketchbook of the Mind) around the time I started Tripio that is was a novella “for now”. That was it.
Tripio started as just a type of creative energy. I was done raising young kids so that remaining energy had to go somewhere. Like my clueless entry into parenting, I started Tripio not seeing an end in sight. I believe that allowed me to keep my ego’s hands off Tripio and let the “novella for now” become Tripio.
“May I help who’s next?”