Writer’s block does not describe my condition very well. I get “broken record brain” and a thought just repeats itself. I normally end up shutting down a while because it is better than the insanity of repetition.
Groove is a good word because a stylus operating in the groove sounds much different than one scratch in a scratch. Thomas Edison used a diamond for a stylus, for some of his phonographs. I’m sure Edison’s diamond was tough enough to fight over a scratch. My mind lacks a diamond; I have to employ other tactics.
I write about the writing process when I’m not in a groove; I consider it part of my repair process. The image on the right is for a jukebox stylus and my search for an interesting image led me to the topic of jukeboxes; which, may result in something appearing in my novel. Trying not to write the novel sometimes helps more than pure concentration – it is the cure for a rut.
The Picture of Edison and his phonograph appears in the Project Gutenberg edition of “The Romance of Industry and Invention” (Editor: Robert Cochrane)/
The image on the right is from Wikimedia with the following credits:
No assertion of any copyright on packaging. Author: “Red Devil”