I don’t know what’s been going on with me over the last week. I have hit a huge writer’s block. I have tried to write several things, but have ultimately erased them all. I started one post last week, but eventually stopped, saved it and closed it out. The next day, I looked at The Daily Post prompt and was able to combine two small posts into one to publish.
I’m not really sure why it has become so difficult. Lately, I’ve been extremely busy jumping from one thing to the next. And I’m tired a lot of the time because my youngest’s bus picks him up between 6:20 and 6:30 am. That means getting up extremely early. I’ve never had to get up this early on a daily basis and it’s catching up with me. I’m not one of those people who can get on five or six hours a night and function at my best. With this schedule, sleeping even one more hour makes all the difference in feeling rested. I was reminded of this when the youngest didn’t have school one day and I just had to get up with my oldest an hour later. All this may play a part in the block, but I’m just not sure.
I haven’t had this difficult of a time knowing at least a topic to write about that has any depth to it. I feel like my head is blank when it comes to writing, almost like all my writing skills have been bludgeoned out of my brain. I guess this is what writer’s block feels like.
Have you experienced writer’s block? It’s kind of scary. It has crossed my mind a few times that maybe I’ve given all I have to offer as a writer. That’s such a scary thought because it is something I do enjoy doing and writing is how I’ve felt the most comfortable communicating through my life. I thought that by writing about this block that, maybe, just maybe, it could make a breakthrough and open up all those synapses in my brain that seem to be taking a vacation. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.
So, any suggestions on conquering writer’s block?
~ Joanna Lynn