Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing well today. So, after some thinking, I’ve decided I want to try something new on my blog. It’s an idea I’ve had in my head for some time, something that I haven’t really seen before on other writer’s blogs.
I want to write confessions about my writing experience. I want to talk about my own struggles as a writer and admit some of the things I might possibly do that writers shouldn’t be doing. I also want to write confessions about writing in general because there are a lot of misconceptions in the world about writing and writers and it would be nice to clear them up.
So for my first confessions post, I want to tell you that writing is hard. Even for writers like me who’ve been writing for a number of years. There are some days when I know exactly what I want to write about and get to work on it immediately. Then, there are the days where I’m at a complete loss for words so it takes me longer to get any writing done.
But it never gets easier. No matter how many years of writing experience you gain, no matter how many words you’ve written down. But what helps me get through it all is perseverance. I might have some days where I’m really struggling, can’t figure out what I want to write about. So I take my time with it. If in the moment I don’t feel like writing, I tell myself its okay, and come back to it whenever I feel ready. I don’t rush it or pressure myself to write because then I know it’ll never work out the way I want it to.
Another way I get through these moments of writer’s block is by doing something else. I find with myself that if I’m able to keep my mind distracted, my thoughts will flow a whole lot faster. Then, I’ll be able to write whenever I do feel ready.
Writing is hard work. Even for writers who’ve been in it for many years. We all have our moments where we’re struggling with it. But we don’t let that stop us from doing it because we love it so much. Each of us has different ways we deal with these moments where we feel like we can’t get any writing done. And once we get through the tunnel known as writer’s block, writing doesn’t seem quite as hard. That’s when the real writing gets done.
October 7, 2017 at 12:17 am
Oh yess every one struggles to pen down the exact thoughts surfing through their brainwaves! Often whats up there, doesnt get translated in an apt form and giving it a read over makes one dissatisfied with it! I tend to visualise what I have written, as I have written it and how it comes across to the other person – often I find it boring and a misfit. Back to the drawing board then!!!!
But practice makes for a better writing tool than anything else that I have tried over the years! And also reading what others write, making note of their writing styles and marking them to read again!
October 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm
Yes, exactly! That happens to me too. Like with this post, I had a set outline of exactly how I wanted to write it. But I ended up not following the outline at all.
October 8, 2017 at 10:13 pm
Needed to read this today. Been struggling with it past couple of days. I have written and scrapped many ideas and left posts half written. Just haven’t got the flow. So, it makes me feel better that even experienced writers go through this at times.
October 10, 2017 at 3:33 pm
Yes, we do. I think its part of being a writer, having the struggle to decide what you want to write and how it comes across to your readers. I know when I write I definitely have a hard time putting my thoughts down in a way others will understand or in a way I want my words to be written.
October 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm
true… I’ve felt that too!