So I totally skipped this post today, well nearly. It's 11pm right now, and because I have struggled all day with trying to write, I have not written anything until now. And what am I writing about?
I am writing about not being able to write.
It's not that I don't have ideas! In fact, I get ideas almost every day, during my walks. (And yes, you would be proud of me that I have been walking regularly for about 4 weeks now.)
I noticed that during my walks, I get ideas. Ideas about what to write about, ideas about what to make, ideas about how to get certain things I was struggling with to work creatively.
I started jotting down my ideas when I got home on a note pad. I even went so far as to start drafts of posts about my blog ideas! But today, I couldn't finish writing those, I couldn't get the new ideas from scrap paper to beginning blog post. I just couldn't 'feel' it.
Has that ever happened to you?
How do you get past that? For me, right now, I just forced myself to write what I was thinking. It was the guilt of not posting my Walking on Wednesday series that got me here, so I am just writing my frustrations.
But this won't work next week, or the week after that. I will need to be able to write about things other than not being able to write!
I have found, if I am not feeling it, I can't write it. Same as creating, if I am not feeling it, the creation does not turn out, that is if I can even start that creation.
So I want to know:
How do you get past the 'feeling nothing' to feeling like doing that thing you don't feel like doing??
Maybe your idea will spur a wave of 'feeling it' for me, and others, and our writers block will be cured.
|Writer's Block Elixir|
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