Writing is hard work. Writing a novel is the hardest writing you’ll ever do. It takes planning, creativity, research, emotions, and can wring the energy from you in a way that can’t be described. It’s not writer’s block, more like writer’s fatigue.
The old saying is that laughter is the best medicine. In the case of writer’s fatigue, this is very true. Laughter releases tension. It relaxes your muscles, decreases stress, and triggers endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals. For writers, it opens the door to creativity that tension has closed.
Let’s give it a try.
Past, Present, and Future walked into a bar. It was tense.
Have you heard about the book on anti-gravity? You can’t put it down.
A woman in labor started shouting, “It’s, I’m, we’ll, can’t.” When she continued with, “That’s, he’s, you’re,” her husband became concerned and asked the doctor, “Shouldn’t you be doing something?” The doctor replied, “Don’t worry, it’s just contractions.”
Feeling better? I did when I sat down with my husband last night and listened to a bunch of good, clean jokes on an old episode of the Prairie Home Companion. So add a dose a humor to your writing life. It may just be the medicine you need.
Here are a couple of boards on Pinterest to get you started with some hilarious writing humor:
If you’d like to view the episode of the Prairie Home Companion that had my husband and I in stitches, you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8OXaqupKV4