The opposite of writer's block, but just as debilitating. Writer's flood is when an unfocused, uncontrollable deluge of ideas come to mind, leaving the writer with way too much information to digest. Most of the time, the ideas that spring forth are completely incompatible with the current topic (e.g. robot ideas when the book takes place in Victorian England or recipes when writing an IT manual). The end result is the same as writer's block: an inability to create a functional work.
I started my college thesis yesterday, but I had a writer's flood of cyberpunk plot seeds. I'm still on page one.
by AlexTwentyTwo August 29, 2011