Other days the words flow so quickly that my fingers can’t keep up with them. The flowing days are the easy ones.
Most days are somewhere in between.
I used to give up on the molasses days but recently I’ve been slogging my way through. I figure the worst that can happen is that the writing will be terrible. If I can get the gist of an idea down, I can revise it later. I’m learning to catch tiny seeds of an idea. They float by and disappear if I don’t. Getting a few key words down or even one small description is usually enough to keep the idea clear.
Another trick I do on molasses days is to tell myself that I’ll only write for fifteen minutes. I’ll sit down, sigh dramatically and start writing. The next thing I know much more than fifteen minutes has gone by.
Some days I have to fish for the simplest words. At least I wrote something.
Guess what kind of day I had today?