As a writer I have never had “writer’s block,” but I have had to face the “editor ghost.”
Sometimes my fingers dance, but often they stumble. When ideas flow, my fingers jump for joy, until the editor ghost halts everything screaming out — “spelling error, typo, where is the comma?” “Ah ha!” and it zaps its red marker under a word, “misspelled word!” it shrieks. My fingers halt, backtrack; and finally give up and hit the ctr alt del keys to log off. “We just can’t get it right” they sigh; “lets play spider, we nearly always win at that.” The editor ghost laughs and fades back into its evil Microsoft Word spell and grammar-checking abode, content at its success. “The pages must be correct and sentence structure proper to be allowed on one of our. docs” it sneers. “We are only here to help you,” growls Mr. Punctuation; “you wouldn’t dare turn us off,” laughs Mrs. Spell Check. Ideas fade and the dancing fingers retreat into the Spider’s web.