Hey friends, so lately I haven’t been writing a lot. This is what typically happens when I open the “New Post” tab in my Dashboard: I fiddle around a bit adjusting my chair and computer , go through all the posts on my homepage, go to twitter and see if I have any new notifications, go to facebook and see if I have any new notifications, check my ebay and see if I have sold anything on it and then I engage in a staring contest with the computer screen, to the sleep. So, after analyzing my symptoms, I self diagnosed myself : Writers Block!
But I needed a second opinion. So, the other night at 4 in the morning (yes, we keep weird hours) I decided to bring this up to Andrew( I mean he is a writer too, he must have been in similar situations, or so I thought). God bless his heart, I love my boyfriend to death but sometimes he doesn’t know how to deal with me. Instead of agreeing with me heartily, he took the opposite stand: “Honey there is no such thing as the writer’s block” and then he went on to suggesting ideas. “You love cats, so why don’t you write from the POV of a cat” ,”No new makeup bags coming in?” “Dr Who?”. Now he was wading in uncharted territory, I had to reel him back. So I politely said :
So, that was that. Nothing came out that conversation, expect that I laid down the rules for how not to piss me.(Well thats an achievement of sorts).
But seriously, my not posting has nothing to with laziness. I blame writers block. Its a real thing right? Its not like a bunch of lazy writers got together and decided to pull a hoax . Right? Right?
I decided to take the opinion of the ultimate expert: GOOGLE. Google informed me that Writers Block is a real thing. Additionally, it gave me ways of how to overcome it like write anything or everything that comes to your mind… Well well well…lets see whats in my mind right now… “I need to have a flat stomach”, “Why did I skip my exercise today?”, “Boy, did I feel my fish?”, “Food”, “I need to get a keratin treatment”…Okay ,now who wants to read to about this mundane stuff? Nobody . You dont want to go down the depths of this deep pit too. I store my monsters there.
Another thing suggested, carry a pen and a notebook around and scribble. Scribble? I don’t scribble, I doodle.
Moving on– Another trick suggested to start in the middle of a writing project. You realize that the middle of nothing is nothing too?
No, No, I am done.
Inspiration can’t be summoned at will. I am a person who needs inspiration to create. And lately, I see nothing inspirational. So, I don’t write, I also have a unwritten rule that I mostly do humorous pieces, so its even more difficult. Its like this: I only eat when I am hungry, I only yell when I have to, and I only write when I am inspired.
May be lack of inspiration for me is writers block. Oh well, I shared my symptoms with you my trusted friends. Now tell me do you suffer from Writer’s block or is it a figment of my imagination? If you get it , how do you get rid of it? And if not, whats your mantra for writing incessantly ?
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