Genre: Non-Fic Writing Related
I have had the most severe case of Writer’s Block since I started writing again: It has been 1 day shy of 2 weeks that I have written a story, 2 weeks almost, now that is ‘Writing Sickness’ ;). But, I listened to others who kindly gave advice, which I have found paramount when this strikes – and that is to just finish what you started writing.
The story I just posted ‘Unity Divided‘, was started last Monday. It was going well, the first paragraphs were flowing, and then it stopped; I did anything and everything to avoid carrying it on because I thought that I was not good enough. Self-doubt crept in like it never had before.
The funny thing about it, or strange should I say, is when I made myself finish it off tonight – I had a huge smile on my face – I was doing what I love a great deal, writing a story 🙂 I’ve been grumpy, irritable, a tad miserable as I didn’t know what happened and it scared me to be honest, I thought I’d end up quitting.
How this happens, why this happens, I am not sure but I do know it is a Writing Epidemic. People doubt themselves, listen to wrong advice, stop writing what they want to write (refer to ‘Grammar’…Urgh!!’ on that one) and it’s a painful feeling.
I’m going to finish here, but if this ever happens to you – seek out and listen to the advice of those who have been through it themselves, they’re the best to hear it from. And my two-cents worth – Do Not Give Up, It Will Come Back 🙂
Have a great week everybody 🙂