Writer's Block

Writer’s Block

Writer's BlockI 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

6 thoughts on “Writer’s Block

  1. I get stuck all the time too. I try to think of an enjoyable moment or story and apply it to a larger picture. THat works – sometimes 😉

  2. You are not alone, Joanna. Now I understand your comment over to my post and I’m glad ours sort of connected by chance. I get a lot of these days even after only 4 months of blogging. I usually sit it out, watch a movie, go somewhere or do chores. Sometimes, whenever I’m busy with something, that’s the time and idea comes along. Often, I’d rush to get a pen and notebook but unfortunately can’t do it when I’m doing the dishes or in the shower. Haha. We need to have an internal tape recorder 😉

  3. When I get stuck I look at the photo challenges because although an image can speak for itself, I often find I have something to say about it too.
    Try not to think too hard about what to write, sometimes those random thoughts in your head come out quite coherent and interesting when you start writing them down. We can beat ourselves up about not having something brilliant to write about and that in itself can put a stop to the creative cells working.
    I think whatbyouve just had to say was worth reading so you haven’t lost it, you just feel like you have at the moment. Don’t give up. I’m sure there’s many more pages/posts to come out of you yet 🙂 X

  4. Thanks so much. That’s a great idea to look at the images on the photo challenges. You’re very encouraging.

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