Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Fight with Writer's Block

It has been a long time since I wrote a blog and I missed you folks. I send you virtual hugs. :)
I encountered writer's block so I chose to chisel that block one word at a time. I kept chiseling at the block till I wrote another chapter in my first novel.

Where did I go while I was away? I visited a cyber library and checked out free sheet music at the Petrucci Library. It is a huge library that contains about 95,000 scores from over 5,000 composers. There are also many recordings.

I picked up Fur Elise music sheet from The Mutopia Project and played it many times. I was surprised that my fingers remembered how to play a song that I hadn't played for twenty years! Actually I hadn't played any music till last December. I found playing with my keyboard helps soothe the numerous frustrations that had been following me.

What else had I been doing with my time? I've been trying to write a song for months and hit an impass so I decided to lighten things up by doing a techno/ piano mashup.

I hope you enjoy my music video. :)

I hope to blog more frequently. Hopefully by next weekend I will post a blog.

Happy Writing!


  1. Loved it! Actually, the white flowers just screamed for drops of blood- I know Shah will agree with me. I loved the techno and then non techno then back to techno. I was picturing a book trailer with the music and your pictures. Very nice!


  2. Thank you Erin and Buried in Books.
    I had lots of fun making this video and music. :)

  3. Yeah you could do a good line in book-trailer composition. If I ever break my writers block (I will - I will!!) I'll be needed one. In truth, there is very little musical genre I dislike, but techno is one of them. LOVE the sound of the piano though, which pleasantly punctuated the techno here.

    Great to have you back in the fold sweetie. I'm not as active as I once was - trying to write my book and lots of travel - so I mainly stick to the linky's and the odd review/poem/short-story.

    Pop by soon. Shah .X

  4. I am not as active here at my blogging home, because I am trying to push myself to continue writing my first novel.

    Shah, I am glad you liked my piano skills. It is a simple musical phrase that I am working on and I am very tempted to make it an orchestral piece. :)