Writing with writers block

Posted in Life
on July 27, 2016

P1060672 (3)P1060677 (2)  I’m definitely experiencing some sort of writers block because I have about a gazillion (slight exaggeration) photos editted and ready to insert into a blog post but every time I sit down to write, the words never appear. I just sit here with a cursor blinking at me and then I just give up and watch One Tree Hill. Because, you know, One Tree Hill might just give me some inspiration – that’s what I tell myself anyway.

No joke, it’s taken me about 15 minutes just to write that one paragraph…

I don’t even know where this post is going *gulp*. I had no plan and figured it all might flow naturally, damn it.

How about getting out of a writing block. YES, I knew something would hit me eventually if I kept babbling on like I knew where I was going with it.

A writers block is definitely something I’ve experienced before but never quite as bad as this one. Last year I posted on here 2-3 times a week and so even when I didn’t particularly feel like writing I posted anyway. However, this year my blogging schedule went a little tits up, and I mean the year didn’t exactly start out amazingly but I finally feel like I’m a little bit back on track, perhaps a bit rocky, but it’s better – a LOT better than before.

As mentioned in this post, I’ve made a few changes to my life. I finally got round to changing those things about myself that were holding me back and making my self confidence plummet. One of them is something that I’ve hated about my appearance for a long time and despite people telling me there’s nothing wrong I just know there is. It’s all I ever see. But since making some steps toward changing that I already feel like I can take on a bit more. I feel ready to get back to blogging and moving on with my life a little bit. (Maybe a seperate post for this, if the words ever form themselves).

I think writers block is something you’ve got to push through and just write write write until something finally clicks into place and everything just comes naturally to you. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know I participated in NaNoWriMo last November and actually managed to write 50,000 words in one month. Now I look back on that achievement and wonder how the hell I did it when it’s taken me about 6 months to just write a couple of blog posts. What. I edited my NaNo draft twice and 50 pages into my third draft I just lost all motivation to continue editing. Even now I still haven’t continued which obviously I need to do if I ever want to become an author. Preferably a best selling one, who lives in Ireland, and is all profesh (but any kind of author will do).

My final idea to overcome my writers block is to just write something, whether big or little, everyday. Even if it’s just a snippet of my day or a full blown blog post – just something that gets me back into the rhythm of things. That’s the bad thing about taking a break from writing/reading, it takes me so long to get back into it due to the bad habits I’ve formed in the meantime (like getting addicted to a new TV series. 90210, I’m looking at you).

Anyway, this is my first step into beating a massive hole in my writers block so I can climb out and be all “TA DAAA”. I’m hoping to get back into a little blogging schedule and produce some good content that is less of a jumbled mess – like this blog post. Well done if you read this far.

My goal for the summer is to finally finish that pesky Draft 3 of my NaNo project. Perhaps a little update on that later.

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PS: how cute is my little writing buddy. Note the broken fence because he chews his way through when he tries to get to the tortoise. You gotta love him though cos’ LOOK AT THAT FACE.

What are your goals for the summer?

 

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Nars haul
  • I think it’s so important to keep writing even when we’re not inspired:

    “If you only write when you’re inspired you may be a fairly decent poet, but you’ll never be a novelist because you’re going to have to make your word count today and those words aren’t going to wait for you whether you’re inspired or not.

    “You have to write when you’re not inspired. And you have to write the scenes that don’t inspire you. And the weird thing is that six months later, a year later, you’ll look back at them and you can’t remember which scenes you wrote when you were inspired and which scenes you just wrote because they had to be written next.

    “The process of writing can be magical. …Mostly it’s a process of putting one word after another.”

    -Neil Gaiman

    Cheering for you! <3 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Thank you so much for sharing those quotes! They’ve definitely put me in a much better mood with regards to writing. Can I ask if these came from a book or just a random quote? I’d love to read the full thing. xxxx

  • I hate it when I get block! I always take a step back and then get some inspo from other blogs and books! It is bloody annoying!
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    xx

  • Agh, writing block is the WORST and honestly i’ve had a bit of a blogging slump this last month myself. I think sometimes expectations (put on by yourself or others!) can sometimes kill the muse? I always feel like I must be doing things and it frazzles me! I’m trying to back down from that and post less if I need to (but still consistently, because that’s what I like to do!) and make sure I’m writing content that interests me. And also I do make myself write too. hehe. Sometimes the best way to beat writers block is to kick its butt and just write ANYWAY and hope the muse catches up. XD
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

  • Kimberly Nelms

    I know EXACTLY how this feels, and I feel like my blog just suffers for it. Taking Pictures is the easy part now, when before it was the other way around. I’m hoping I get out of my slump soon.

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