Writer’s Block sucks

I’ve been crippled with writer’s block again and I now am aware that there are underlying factors which are fuelling this latest bout. The main underlying root issues are insecurity, self-doubt and feeling I’m just plain not good enough to be a writer. And I have shied away from writing anything at all.

I read an article today on writer’s block and one of the suggestions was to write a blog post, something differing from the usual writing form, and here I am… again (I have written about this problem before when inspiration and creativity hasn’t been coming).

It’s all well and good being advised to ‘just write’, but at times like this I find it too hard and stepping back and writing a bit of non-fiction like this may contribute as ‘just writing’ while I wait until my creative juices start flowing again and I’m able to pen a story. And… I need to stop trying to compare myself to published authors and in turn stop feeling like I will never be as good as them: it’s a daft feeling to have, and totally pointless.

I’ve been here before and I came through it before. I have to remind myself of that.

Maybe this short post and publishing ‘something’ on my blog will light a little spark. There are ideas whirling around my mind but the perceived inadequacy has been very overpowering. It’s won out and I really don’t want it to. Perhaps writing this is a ‘good enough’ start and more writing ideas will come eventually.

Writers block is not a fun place to be in, but knowing that there are others who have the same scenario, in a roundabout way, helps, especially if they have ideas on how to break free from it.

I have just reached my 300 words goal for this post – I didn’t believe I would be able to, but alas I have and if you wish to read the article I did today, maybe bookmark it for a time when you may be feeling very stuck too… just click on this link here and it will take you to Literautas.com’s post ‘How to overcome Writers Block‘ – a great and helpful article.

Thanks for reading guys, see you again soon, and have a great rest of week and weekend 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Writer’s Block sucks

  1. Writer’s block is utterly terrible. I always question whether or not I’m good enough to be published if I can’t even writer a few hundred words, but sometimes it’s good to just relax a bit, rethink, and re-plan.
    To make you feel a bit better (in that roundabout way you mentioned), when I first started the novel that I’m currently working on, I got about 7,000-8,000 words in before leaving it for 5 months. Five entire months. It’s now been just over 4 months later and I’m over 60,000. All it takes it a reminder of why you started writing in the first place. I forgot my fears (that still arise and put me off from writing for a couple days at a time, but never 5 months again) and was able to write.
    I wish you the best of luck, from one aspiring author to another who knows precisely what you’re going through.
    Oh, one last thing, every writer thinks that their work is both the best and the worst thing ever written until someone else reads it. Stay confident, but don’t worry about it. It’s good to question yourself a bit because it keeps you pushing yourself!

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  2. You’re a very good writer — too bad you don’t believe it. The topics never matter; just the gesture is worth the effort. Anybody who writes is better at writing than someone who doesn’t. After that, it’s all a matter of style. Keep going, gf!

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