Writer's Block Sucks
Last Update: Nov 1, 2022
Lately, I've been under the radar for some days. My time has mostly been occupied with running errands, crocheting custom orders, and registering for these business & marketing webinars that want me to pay out the [bleep] for services that I can't afford. There's a reason that I've been low-key and kept myself busy...
I've hit a brick wall in the writing department. It's all been one big thud.
I can't seem to come up with any content for my websites, write any articles, or even work on my second novel. It's like I'm fully alert on how to get back on track, but my imagination is out to lunch. My creative juices have temporarily dried up, and I'm lacking flavor at the moment. The ironic thing is that I have the drive to come up with some ideas to bring traffic to my sites. What I need is a bulldozer at this point, because that's how bad my writer's block is. I'm sure all you good folk at WA can relate.
I'll return with something more interesting as soon I can plow through this "Dead End" sign in my head. You all be good, now
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Awesome to hear and you can read more on Parthab posts they will help you a lot more and even give you additional ideas
enjoy and have a great day and week ahead Kj
I can relate to that KJ.
I had it for a week and a half, not nice, I even had thoughts of ( I hate writing posts ) but after some time I asked myself what do I really what to do with this site, how much time do I want to spend on this site, who is this site targeting.
Then I went to YT to surf and see whether I can get some motivation to craft up some ideas and then hit the digital writing pad again.
I think it happens to most of us here at WA, especially when there's something in the back of your mind that you might be focusing on subconciously.
Hope you get back on track.
Hoping to get back on track too. Funny enough, my first Medium article was about this (mental blocks in general)
I have been in that position many times. Writer's block is a common issue among writers. Even the gory hermit author Stephen King had writer's block. We all have it. It's no fun.
What helped me was to set up a time on my iPhone, a timer set for 15 minutes to write. No distractions, nothing but my MacBook Laptop and me. I would sit for 15 minutes brainstorming and note whatever comes to mind on my Word or Google doc.
I found myself continuing even after the 15 minutes had expired. I found a lot of ideas in my writing that I had never thought of. It just flowed through me. From there, I could craft a question and use keywords to find what people are looking for in Google and answer that.
Try that. Just 15 minutes, that's it. You be surprised how much your thinking will flow.
I learned this from a WA Member ParthaB is his profile name. He taught me a very simple process to combat writer's block. Just 15 minutes of free-style writing. That's all you need. I would forget about writing a blog post or anything else. It won't work. Just write your thoughts about anything that comes through your mind. Try it tomorrow. It will work. Then you are a roll, like you said.
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Hi SassySavant, I had writers block for a long time too. When I left WA the first time I thought that I could write up a storm. I am in the middle of my third book and just couldn't finished it.
I have had that book on the back burner for now a year an half. I got to thinking the last couple of months about writing again. Then WA came to me because I could blog that would bring my passion back for writing again. And it has happen my passion is back.
This is my suggestion and advice, you have writers block all you have to do is step away for about 1 hr. to 2 hr. Take a drive, read a book, listen to music, do exercise do something that bring you joy. The key here is to relax and calm down to clear your head so you can think.
Once you do that then you should be able to write. I would start blogging first because it will give you ideas then for content for your website.
I hope this helps you out. I don't know if this will work for you but try it what do you have to lose.
Thanks, Mary. It'll be a relief to take a breather; the coming holidays are already stressful enough
Hi SassySavant, You are so very welcome it was my pleasure. Yes and don't forget to take a breather from the holidays by writing about them. That should give you some ideas on what to write about.
You will be killing the two birds with one stone as the saying goes.