Do you believe in writer’s block? I am experiencing something of that sort but I am adamant not to call it as writer’s block. The break from blogging for two weeks has affected my blogging part of the brain. I say blogging and not writing because I write almost everyday as free writing and in my gratitude journal. Also, I along with a friend of mine, Rohini, who blogs here started a new blog to talk about social issues especially the abuses in kids that’s happening quite a lot these days in India.
But after the break I find it hard to express my thoughts here.
Yes, I told myself that it was just a break, that there is nothing new here, that it’s the same old place where you like to hangout with your lively thoughts and that just do it already! But then I find it easy to get behind the banner ‘Writer’s Block’ and cosy up there without much care about what to write. So for today’s Monday Musings I came up with a blank page and then figured that I will talk about Writer’s block or whatever it is I am going through. As I write this I find it easy to type in word after word and I feel kind of stupid that I wanted to blame writer’s block.
It was me, and me all along and not a block of any sort, especially not the writer’s block that kept me from blogging. I feel writer’s block was a dummy for us to beat when we find ourselves, well, not writing. Since I haven’t been writing much these past few days, I signed up for NaNoWriMo. Can you believe it? I can’t, not yet. Commiting to write 5000 words everyday in the month of November, what am I thinking! Well, you will know that if I succeed, right? Let’s see.
So my question is do any of you know what this writer’s block is? And how do we get out of it if in case we find ourselves facing this giant mysterious misery? If you are looking for an answer other than “by just writing” then I am at a loss. Just write without the fear of judgement. Keep writing until you find what you were looking for. Had I stayed hand in hand with the so called writer’s block I would have found it difficult to blog at all. This blabber helped me in getting me out of the writer’s block.
As for me writer’s block is nothing but a little shyness in coming up with words. What do you think?
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