Chronicles of Chloe – the Dreaded Writer’s Block

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Hello, lovely blog readers of the world! It is I, your beloved Chloe Zoey Carter. At first, today wasn’t the most creative-idea-producing day, but I think it turned out alright. Let me tell you what happened.

I had been staring at the sentence I had written two days ago for what seemed like hours. What next? I asked myself again and again. And again, and again, and again. But my usually creative mind was as blank as a vast, empty stretch of sandy desert.

With nothing but sand. And wind.

And blankness.

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Having stared at the blinking cursor in my writing document on the computer for so long, my head started to hurt and my eyes were beginning to blur.

I pulled off my glasses and wiped them on the inside of my shirt for a moment to give my eyes a quick break. After putting them back on, I was almost afraid to face the relentless, never-ending, blinking cursor.

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I forced myself to look at the computer again, but by now, my pretty screensaver was playing. It was picture after picture of exotic, colorful, beautiful butterflies. It made me feel a little brighter, but I still couldn’t figure out what in green tomatoes with slurpy smurf chopsticks and hot sauce… Oh! My brain is turning to mush, I’ve been staring at the screen for so long – to write next.

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“Hey, Chloe-Zoey!” Cécile walked in, using my playful nickname. Her cheeks were rosy and a little flushed, as if she had been outside. She looked cheery and happy to be alive. “How’s the story coming along? Which one is it – you have so many, I just can’t remember them all!” She laughed, and in spite of my frustrated mood, I smiled at her high spirits.

“I’m working on ‘Recaptured,” I responded. “It’s another orphanage story. I love writing those, because I can make them so dramatic and suspenseful. But, actually, it’s not going so well at all. I can’t figure out what to write next!”

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“Have you tried working on a different story?” Cécé asked as she untied her sun bonnet.

“That’s just it,” I mourned moanfully. Moanfully mourned. Moaned mournfully! I shook my head to snap myself out of a lazy, tired daze. Why hadn’t I agreed to nap with the others?

“That’s just it,” I continued. “I was working on ‘Endangered,’ and then I got stuck. So I went on to writing ‘Sapphire the Sprite,’ but whaddya know, I got stuck on that one too! I wanted to write some more of ‘The Case of the Long Lost Twin,’ but I just didn’t feel the motivation for that, either. And now I’m stick as a stuck deep in the mad for this one.” I blurt out in sorry-for-myself sentences. “I mean stack as a sick stuck in the mid. I mean stuck as a stick deep in the… oh, what do I mean? I’m not making any sense!”

Boy, was I a sorry sight to behold or what?

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I let out a long, dramatized, over-emotional, quiet pitiful, heartbreaking sigh. “My writing career is ruined, Cécile! Just ruined!” My glasses fell back on my forehead.

I leaned back in my swivel chair, gasping and pretending to faint into the arms of the nearest available variety.

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“Oh, Chloe,” Cécile laughed at me. “You’re so dramatic.”

I sat up, stuck my annoying glasses on my head, and gave her a playful grin. (If you can’t tell, I hate the fact that I have to wear glasses, and stick them on my head as much as possible if I’m not reading and writing.) “But seriously, what am I going to do?”

“I hate to break it to ya,” Cécile told me, “But you’ve got yourself a right nasty case of writers’ block.”

What? Writers’ block? The dreaded, awful, brain-mushing WRITERS’ BLOCK?!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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“I’M DOOMED!” I sobbed, throwing my arms up in the air. “Doomed! Just doomed! Done, finished, finito! Oh, Cécile, the grief I feel is strictly unimaginable! Oh, woe is me, woe is me! I shall forever live the rest of my life crammed in a tiny hole dug in the ground. I shall dig it as if I’m digging my own grave! I will be in there, crying my eyeballs out until I die of dehydration! I’m doomed. Doomed, I tell you, DOOOMED!

I had more in my mind to say, and you have to admit, it was an amazing, awfully depressing speech of pure doom. But Cécile calmly held up her hand to stop me, so I shut my mouth and began to lower my arms, which had been dramatically going along with everything I said. Grasping my heart, running desperately through my hair, gently placing the back of my hand against my forehead in a fainting position, things like that.

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“Chloe, calm down. Writers’ block doesn’t last forever. Why don’t you take a break? Your eyes could most certainly use it. Eat a snack and have some fun. You could read a book, watch a TV show, or doodle. Get some inspiration, and that clears away writers’ block faster than you can say ‘bye-bye!’ You could even come back to your writing tomorrow, and could be inspired by a dream you have at night.” Explained Cécile patiently and kindly.

I gasped. “Cécile, you solved my problem!” Cried a very happy Chloe, clapping. “Thank you ever so much! Maybe I’ll eat my favorite popcorn with white cheddar powder on top, with a glass of milk and read a book or two. Maybe after that I’ll play outside and dream up adventures. Or listen to music while I swing and make an epic silent movie in my head! Oh, I can get inspiration from so many places after all. Thank you so much!”

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“Thank you, thank you, thank you!” I continued, nearly flying out of my chair and throwing my arms around Cécile gratefully. “You have saved my entire writing career, and I am forever indebted to you!”

Cécile laughed again, accepting my hug. “Glad I could help, Chloe; Glad I could help.”

Thus, I felt better and more energized after taking a quick nap (had a hilarious dream of being a cat and throwing up hairballs, but I won’t explain that in detail, ’cause it might be too nasty and gross to put on a blog) and having a snack.

I played outside with Coconut and then came inside and painted a pretty flower. Ellie said I have the makings of a true artist, and then I gasped. “True! That’s it. Mariella the orphan decides to stay true to her poor mother and stay at the orphanage and not run away! True! That’s it, Ellie. Thanks!”

Ellie, who had no idea what I was talking about, just shrugged and said slowly “You’re welcome?”

And that cleared away my icky writers’ block!

Do you like to write stories? What’s your favorite story you’ve ever written, or favorite book you’ve ever read?

Love,

By | 2017-11-06T18:40:24+00:00 January 16th, 2016|All, Chronicles of Chloe, Fun Things My Dolls Do, Photostories|34 Comments

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34 Comments

  1. Halo January 17, 2016 at 8:31 am - Reply

    I feel you Chloe. I get writers block SOOO MUCH!!!

  2. Ag Girl January 17, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

    aww, this is an awesome photostory!!
    Really good picture quality!! :):)

  3. Christian Homeschooler January 17, 2016 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Chloe is so funny and dramatic! I’m glad she conquered her writer’s block. 🙂
    ~Christian Homeschooler

  4. Emma (Wack-A-Doodle-Dolls) January 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    This was such a cute story! Chloe is so funny!;D I have to agree that when you can’t continue to write, you have to take a break and gain inspiration from other things for a little while.:)
    -Emma-

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison January 18, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked the photo story 😀 . Yeah, that helps me too. 🙂

  5. Jaclynn (littlehouseofamericangirl) January 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Wow! Chloe is VERY dramatic! But don’t worry, Chloe, I’m the same way 😉
    This was great, Madi! I was able to relate pretty well with Chloe and her nasty writer’s block ;D
    ~Jaclynn~

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison January 18, 2016 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      Haha, yes, she’s my dramatic one! 😛
      Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed the photo story. I know, I get writers block a lot 😛 .

  6. AnonymousA January 17, 2016 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    She could go to ywp.nanowrimo.com and use the dare machine….

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison January 18, 2016 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      She could, but she doesn’t know about it 🙂 .

      • Kathleen January 18, 2016 at 3:51 pm - Reply

        Does Madi know about it? 😉
        I know there are quite a few doll bloggers on NaNo (I’m one of them) but if you don’t know what it is:
        ywp.nanowrimo.org
        It’s fairly clean, the forums occassionally have some things though, since I know it would bother you. (Actually, quite a bit)

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison January 18, 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

          Nope, I’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo before until recently when I saw Loren and Daisy were doing it. I’m still mostly clueless as to what it is. 😛

  7. Kelsi Walker-Hernandez January 18, 2016 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Aw. man, Chloe, I totally get you! I always have a writer’s block!

    I’d have to say my favorite story I wrote was my novel “It.” (I’m actually still working on it whoo!)

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison January 18, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      I know, isn’t it just no fun at all?
      ~Chloe~

      That sounds cool! What’s “It” about?

      • Kelsi Walker-Hernandez January 19, 2016 at 6:45 am - Reply

        I know! But then I just always listen to my favorite bands (I’m actually a pop-punk chic, so I sing along to my songs (very badly.) Oh, hey, it’s one of my favorites! Please excuse me while I sing badly. *sings badly*)

        I’m not sure yet, all I know is that it’s about a girl named Saige who lives with her aunt and Saige’s friend dies of a illness called “It.” That’s all I have.

  8. Kathleen January 18, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Haha, yesterday I was working on a stopmotion of my doll getting writers block!
    I got some the other day as well — and then I also have those moments of pure inspiration, so I can definitely relate. 🙂

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison January 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      Haha, that’s awesome! 😀
      I know, it’s like, “Eureka! I finally know what to write next!” 😛

  9. I loved this! It actually relates to me, because I’ve had, like, a dozen writer’s blocks when working on my autobiography (and I’m on page 3!)

    Makayla-Grace

    P.S. I’m going through a very intense round of chemotherapy for my Leukemia, can you please pray for me?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison January 23, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      Haha, yeah! Good luck with your autobigraphy! 😀

      P.S. Absolutely! I’m definitely praying for you. You are healed in Jesus’ name!

  10. Mayah and Izzy January 30, 2016 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Great post Madi! 😀 I just LOVE to write storys. I’m actually writing one or a million right now! My solution to writer’s block is music. I basically just drift off into another world 🙂

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you liked the post! I know, music is a great way to defeat writer’s block. Every time I listen to music, I can just see a stop motion, music video, or story-with-music-on-it in my head. Hehe. 😛

  11. Angela February 8, 2016 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I had the writers block two days ago while working on my story: invisible. It’s about a girl who moves to Los Angeles from New York City. And everybody in the school, even the teachers and the principal, act like she’s invisible and never existed. Then she finds out that she is, in fact, invisible. People could throw balls and textbooks at her and they would go right through. Her best friend also turned invisible and they work together to try to reverse whatever’s happened to them. Isn’t that cool? -Charlotte Angeline

    NOTE from Charlotte’s owner: this is the first post I read on this site, so I love it a LOT! Charlotte’s favorite doll is Chloe. Mine is jasmine? please tell her that I said that!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 13, 2016 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      That sounds like a really cool story, Charlotte! Keep working on it! 😀

      Jasmine says thank you! I’m glad you liked this post. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting! 😀

  12. Quinley February 9, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Hi Chloe, I get writers block too!

  13. Kelsi walker-Hernandez February 13, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    I’m already on chapter 3! And I decided that saige would want to know what this it is, but her aunt forbids her from doing so. Poor saige is so sad about her friend but then she decides to simply help other people with the illness, and then her aunt falls ill with it

  14. Angela February 13, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    I’m almost done with it! When mom gets a blog she’ll post it there! I’m so excited! -Charlotte Angeline

    NOTE FROM CHARLOTTE’S OWNER
    I read it the other day and it is amazing! She’ll be glad when it’s posted for the whole world to see. By the way, she asked me to tell you that the first word is it and the last word is again.

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