It’s like I have an aversion to writing lately. I sat here with my laptop on my lap, threatening myself into writing for an hour before I started typing these words. Until right now, I just couldn’t make my self write a word for months. And before that, I would write here or there, but nothing serious. I can’t even blame lack of time, because I have been able to make reading a priority for myself and am forcing exercise into my “busy life.” It isn’t lack of interest, because I think to myself once a day that I just need to write something. Anything! It must be fear.
But I don’t want to be afraid anymore, I want to live my dreams. My job is getting more serious, and I’m going to start considering my own “brand” and putting my future first since there is a possibility that my current job might mean something someday soon. So, I need to make myself mean something. I need to take shit into my own hands. I need to find the will power to write, and just force myself into it like I’m doing right now! Maybe like working out, every morning that I exercise my body, I will spend that corresponding evening exercising my mind and improving my writing.
I won’t make this a promise, though because I’m not very good at those. Let’s call it a goal for now. My goal is to write creatively (not just stream of conscious like this) 3-4 times a week. Hopefully, one day I will achieve this.
Wish me luck!
2 thoughts on “Is This Even Writer’s Block?”
Rooting for you to reach this goal from halfway across the world! The thing that helped me get over my creative rut was to set lower goals for myself. I started with being happy if I wrote 100 words a day. Then it became 250. Today I’m averaging 400—still low in the grand scale of things, but I’ve written about three novel manuscripts this way.
Maybe give the low wordcount thing a try?
Wishing you all the best!
Thank you so much! This is really inspiring, and I can’t wait to get started!