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Worst Case of Writer’s Block

So I am having the worst writers’ block right now.  I am trying to find more interesting things to talk or write about.  I thought about doing a podcast, thinking it would be a new and interesting way to talk about health, but I have even run into some issues there.  I was so excited about it but a recording of said podcasts has not come as easily as I thought.  And even now, writing is becoming a problem.

I don’t know if my writer’s block is because of any personal events I may be experiencing or if it is simply a common case of writer’s block.  I just can not seem to focus on any topics that I want to write about.  The topics I have ideas for don’t seem to be the problem, or at least I don’t think they are.  Typically whenever I have an idea on a topic, I research the topic that I want to write about. Then, I put what I have learned into my own words.  But that is where the problem lies.  I can’t seem to focus enough to formulate my own words.  And it is becoming frustrating. I know that taking a break can help get through writer’s block but I have been struggling with this for a few weeks now.

Whenever I get writer’s block, I usually go do something that helps clear my mind. Sometimes, it is doing something like housework; cleaning the house or dishes. Other times, I have gone for a run to clear my mind.  But this time, I can not seem to shake it. I have so many drafts that I have started but can’t seem to finish one.  I don’t believe that it is because of any “outside distractions” but maybe I do.  And I just don’t see them as distractions.  So I thought if I wrote about writer’s block, then maybe it would help me get out of my writer’s block.

Creativity has always come naturally to me, but not so much in nowadays.  I have no intention of giving up on this.  I look at my site as if it is about my own personal health and quitting would be that I would be giving up on my own health.  So quitting is not an option.  That is one thing I can say that I am not very good at, is quitting.  Even when I should have quit, I have stubbornly kept going.  Somehow, it always worked out.  But I am just very frustrated and have now resorted to ‘venting.’

I don’t know if there are any writers out there who might have any tips on what got them out of their own block, but I am completely blocked from all creativity.  Let me know what has personally worked for you. And to all of my readers, I will be getting back to my regular writing schedule on Mondays and Fridays…hopefully sooner rather than later.  Thanks for reading and check out me out on Instagram or Twitter, too.

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10 thoughts on “Worst Case of Writer’s Block”

  1. Travel to some place new – even if it’s just a quick road trip somewhere. That always snaps me right out of writer’s block. Also reading a fantastic book! Most important – try not to worry. It will pass! I know it’s frustrating in the meantime but it will pass.

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  2. Thank you for the tips. I just came back from a road trip but it was to family (and kinda emotional) so I think that was the wrong kind to go on to get rid of this block. lol But thank you for the tips! And encouragement. What book would you recommend?

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  3. I really like murder mystery like James Patterson but I do read books like The Notebook. But I truly don’t have a preference on fiction or non-fiction. Another favorite was Night by Elie Wiesel.

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  4. Oh Night is good. I’ve been reading a lot of historical fiction lately. One of my favorites was this book called “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir.” It takes place in a small town in England in the early days of WWII. It’s all from female perspectives which made it unique and empowering! It sure got my creative wheels moving.

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