I am in my last semester at SJSU SLIS. One of my last two classes is creating my e-portfolio. I kept every possible assignment so I did not struggle to find evidence to support each of the competencies. My struggle is the writing. I have days where it seems like my brain is on fire with ideas, the only problem with those days is I have a hard time organizing my ideas. Then I have days where all I can seem to do is edit/ delete what I have written. I can take both of those types of days over the dreaded blank space days, where I seem to write nothing. One of my professor swears that most successful writers get to success with the BIC (Butt in Chair) or sometimes known as BIS (Butt in Seat) method. I know I have to be sitting to write but just looking at the screen some days just makes me so frustrated. Why can’t I get my ideas out of my head and onto the paper/computer? I enjoyed the reflective process of reviewing my past work and selecting what I think are my best examples for each of the competencies, that part was fun. Clean, concise writing is one of the most important skills for a library school graduate. I want to write, why does my brain not understand?
If you have any great writer’s block tips you want to share, please do.