You know something all writers fear? Blank screens.
Looking at a white screen for hours and not making a single black dot on it. Or looking at the white paper and not making a single scratch on it. What haunts writers the most, are writer blocks or running out of ideas to write on.
Staring at the screens endlessly, waiting for them to fill themselves up somehow, magically. Waiting for magic to happen and your fingers start doing something again. Then finally, giving up and surfing the internet and watching cat videos.
Or scrolling through the Instagram posts to find some motivation and then end up watching cat videos again. Giving up on that too and going down for a walk, thinking you need some “fresh air”. You walk around lost in your own thought. Wandering on the streets and forgetting who and what you are and just sauntering until you are lost, in your thoughts and on the streets.
But finally you know what you are going to write next, and that is it, you have cracked it. So you start walking back home. Home? Where is it? Where are you?
You panic, look around, ask people where you are and then finally opening the maps only to realise you are way to far and end up taking a cab back home. But in all of this, you forget what you were thinking about, what you were going to write about.
You did not have a pen to note it down and you were dumb enough to not note it on your cellphone.
Now you are at home, the screen is still blank and you are on your chair, still staring at it.
Give yourself a pat on the back. You have successfully updated a blank screen to a blank screen.