Monday, August 23, 2010

H is for Huh?!

Have you ever felt completely clueless? Like you know you should be doing something, but have no idea what it might be? Or perhaps you know what to do, but you don't know how to do it, or to start it? It might be that feeling you get when given a problem you have no idea how to solve. Perhaps you don't understand what someone said—you misheard it or what they said doesn't make sense.

That's right, this is a day devoted to that Huh?! feeling.

If you're utterly confused about what someone said, try to politely ask for clarification, or to repeat. Sometimes it's best to ignore what's troubling you for a couple minutes: Think about or work on something else, then come back to it with a fresh look. Other times it's best to start scribbling down ideas and see if anything jumps out at you.

Writers block can start out with a Huh?! feeling, which then progresses to the Grrr and ARG!!! stages. My best advice is to look to other sources for inspiration. Maybe pull up a news article, or an old piece you wrote. Start writing something else for a few minutes, and see where it takes you. You never know, you might come up with something to use in your piece at hand. And if not, consider it more constructive practice!

Today I had that Huh?! feeling when trying to craft this post. Could you tell?

So, how do you beat the Huh?! feeling? Got any tricks you use?

Some H Books I've Read:

A Hilarious H Group:

The H Font: