Sunday, September 6, 2009


So it's been almost a week and I decided I better write something again. Have you ever noticed that the longer you go without writing the harder it is to write? When you're in a groove, you just write, it doesn't...seem to matter as much, words just seem to flow. Take a bit of a break though, and all the doubts and fears seem to creep right back in.

Things like, nobody wants to read anything I have to say anyway. What's wrong with you, you don't know anything about writing leaving it to the pros. Shouldn't you be out looking for a job?

Maybe its a form of writers block. Its not that my writing sucks...I just don't have anything creative, I have writers block! It sounds almost cool...cause you have to be a writer to have writer's block, right?

So what do you do when the words don't seem to flow? Is it music, a movie, a walk, a long talk with an old friend? Me...well apparently I just open a window and start writing. :)


4evernite said...

I seem to be having the same problem the last couple of days. I want to write. I can taste the words on the tip of my tongue but they seem to vanish before I can form them into anything readable. lol.
Maybe something will come to us soon, eh? :-)

Betty said...

The more I go out the more I 'm not in good mood to write.
So, I have to decide what i want most. Nice communicating with you.

Rich said...

I just write until it sounds better than gibberish. So many thoughts and ideas swirling in the mind and sometimes it is difficult to grasp a single one. When I cannot focus I relax with my music, and just try that stream of conscious thing my sophomore creative writing teacher taught me. It works!

Betty said...

Just passing by to say hi and thank you for your comments. :)

Steve Julian said...

I wonder about the writing process. I have read that people do drafts prior to putting it on the blog. I wish I could do that. I don't have that discipline. I just write anything that comes out of my head. I get a kind of general idea and go from there. I find that if I think too much it gets frightening.

Michelle said...

Isn't it funny how people either consider themselves a writer or they don't? It's like singing - we all can sing and we all can write, it's just how well do we do on a scale compared to others.

I think just writing is the best way to get past that writer's block and to "be" a writer. Now, if I'm having to write about a particular topic, that's a little different. If I get stuck then, I'll often go for a walk or do some more research (whether that's looking up information, reading a book, or talking with people about an idea). Sometimes, going to bed is actually my best way to get ideas flowing - it's amazing what comes to me in the dark, quiet stillness.

Keep writing, we enjoy it!

Rainysoul said...

Thanks for all the answers, and the thoughts! :)