Blink (Writer’s Block)

Blink, blink, blink.

That is the only word I can find to describe what the cursor keeps doing.

Blink, blink, blink.

As if edging me on to write. As if asking me… why did you stop? What made you cease and desist from following down that line of thought that was actually quite the thought process? This cursor that curses me every time I stop.

Blink, blink, blink.

Aaargh! Won’t you stop already!!! You are frustrating me with your constant blinks can’t you see that I clearly have already written enough and seek not to continue?

Blink, blink, blink.

Okay fine. Tell me what you want me to write. Show me the way all knowing cursor.

Blink, blink, blink.

Is that the best you could come up with? Blink?! I can’t write about blinking that will be as mundane as writing about watching grass grow or watching paint dry or any other extremely boring topic that comes to mind. I have decided that from now on I am going to ignore you and watch television.

Blink, blink, blink.

BLINK, blink, blink.

BLINK, BLINK, blink,


WHAT???!!!!??!?!?! Do you not understand the forces behind writer’s block? Forces that I cannot even begin to try and stand up against or argue with. When a writer’s mojo is blocked it is blocked and there is about a penny and two farthings worth of anything that (s) he can do about it. So clearly at this point in time I am incapable of writing anything worth anything. Please understand it is not that I don’t WANT to write I just can’t and that is that.

Blink. Blink, blink.

Well fine if you insist we will have a blinking contest. Humph!

Me: Blink, blink blink.

Cursor: Blink, blink blink.

Me: Blink, blink blink.

Cursor: Blink, blink blink. Blink, blink blink.

Blink, blink blink.

Blink, blink blink.

Okay fine! You win! Heck I can’t even outblink you. What then do you want me to write? A story? A poem? An opinion? I mean fine you want me to write but you aren’t doing much to help unblock ye olde chee you know?  What happened to being part of the solution and not multiplying the problem? Because that is exactly what you are doing. Blink, blink, blink all day, have you nothing better to do? Can’t you go and hang out with other cursors like you and make jokes about how you tormented some poor writer who was at his wits edge ad couldn’t figure out what to write next? A cruel cruel game you play. You and all your cursor friends are evil, and that is final. In fact I have decided that in protest I am closing this program.

Blink, blink blink.

I’m serious if you keep blinking I will close you…

Blink, blink blink.

Final warning, the mouse is on the big red X.

Blink, blink blink.

Blink, blink blink.

{Do you want to save the changes you made to new document?}

Aargh!! You too?? This is a conspiracy… No I don’t want to bloody save the bloody changes I bloody made because the bloody cursor kept blinking.

{Are you sure you want to close word ‘03}

YES!…. no… but I will anyway because I have made a decision.



Stop looking at me like that. I had to close the program. You don’t understand, the cursor kept blinking then it started asking me questions that made me feel dumb. It was of utmost importance that I closed it lest I go mad. Of course YOU wouldn’t understand you are just a dumb laptop. You wouldn’t know of the complexities of creating developing and structuring an idea. Okay in retrospect maybe you would but still.

Anyway I have made up my mind I am not opening the program again and that is final. I have writer’s block.

Try? I have tried but, if you weren’t listening the cursor was insulting me so I decided to teach it a lesson.

Okay fine. I will try again. Umm open, word, new document, create. *click*

There! Happy?

Blink, blink blink.

  8 comments for “Blink (Writer’s Block)

  1. December 22, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    This is funny and Ironical…writting a whole piece on writers block…am sure it was gone by the time you were through writting this

    • michael
      December 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm

      Yes it was…

  2. Dy
    December 30, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    L.O.L… the damn cursor…

  3. michael
    December 30, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Damn Damn cursor indeed

  4. March 23, 2011 at 10:03 am

    What a good take on a very common problem. I will say again that we must be thankful for small mercies – at least you are using a word processing tool now, imagine the bad old days when it was type-writer and A4 paper….that must have cost a fortune.

    I was cycling home earlier today and on the way I came upon some road maintenance guys with a line painting lorry by the roadside. They had done a little bit of painting but now they were just sitting around doing nothing…….I thought to myself: the dreaded writer’s block………

    • michael
      April 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      Ha! just saw this comment.. the dreaded writers block indeed…

  5. EdGicovi
    April 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Dude I totally get it. And that is one of the ways to overcome (or at least pretend that you have) Writer’s Block. Write anything and everything that comes to mind. Free write. Blink blink ;D

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