My Key to Writer’s Block (By D. Barrett — January 31, 2020)


Sometimes I get stuck on a paragraph.

Sometimes I rewrite a chapter three times.

Sometimes I rub the shit out of my eyebrows.

Sometimes I get confused about which path to take.

Sometimes the words come out sounding right but feeling wrong.

Sometimes, a lot of times, I read books that are so much better than mine

that’s it’s like comparing my stick-figure drawing to a Kahlo painting.

Sometimes I need a whole lot of Pink to lift me out of my funk.

Sometimes I feel like I’m just winging this business.

Sometimes I feel like I suck.

But then I say

fuck it





Because there’s a masterpiece

in here somewhere.

I just haven’t written it yet.