Wednesday, June 8, 2016

It altered her ego and distorted her mind

                                                                                         Attribution: Zack Sheppard
Image: Waiting for Harry Potter's book
#6 the Deathly Hallows in a Californian
bookshop (Borders, Sunnyvale) 5 minutes
before the book's official publication (here)

Sunday's Whirligig 12 given words:
came sister uneasy flashes recall moments 
writing three weeks altered, distorted years

3WW given words
 perplexed outlandish  nibble 

She came crying a kid sister 
Uneasy and in despair
There were flashes of brilliance
She could recall moments of happiness
after writing only for three weeks
it was an outright fulfillment
when suddenly it happened!

It altered her ego and distorted her mind
Perplexed she just could not understand it
She had outlandish ideas 
Designs of being an JK Rowling 
in years to come
a commitment she promised herself
but now it just came in nibbles
She had to be consoled
Writer's block was a rude shock
MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #63
Thomg's 3WW #483
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif  -  commitment


  1. No, not the writer's block!
    That picture is just insane. Like waiting for open seating at a concert.

  2. Our commitment to writing is a strong one.. no matter what the circumstances. Excellent write.

  3. Wow, people everywhere there.

    Writer's block can sure screw over many indeed.

  4. Well it should pass. To stand in a line in a book store shows commitment.

  5. I'm in a similar commitment right now. it could take years.

  6. not the dread writer's block it can be a terrible thing but it will pass.

  7. A terrible thing for a writer but it do pass. I couldn't think what to write about a few years ago so wrote about a common garden pea.
    Great verse Hank.

  8. It will pass. She must keep writing! Good one, Hank!

  9. I agree with Sherry, this is a good one. Perhaps it resonates too much with me. I'm experiencing writer's block right now too.

  10. That is the beauty of prompt words so you can write down your reaction to them; however that is easier with poetry than with a novel.

  11. Writer's block is a fear that passes. You just have to believe that it will.

  12. there will be writer's bloc but the pen must be committed to writing. ...well written Hank...

  13. Oh gosh yes, the first experience of writer's block IS a rude shock. Luckily we learn it doesn't last forever.

  14. I think JK Rowling would console her with the advice that it takes many years and many rejections - perhaps what counts is that we keep on writing!

  15. Writing definitely is a commitment! JK Rowling sounds pretty committed to me.

  16. It is indeed...not an experience that a writer enjoys but one that can be endured and plowed through. Great write.