Okay, I’ll admit it. I hate writer’s block.
This is my face when I am going through it:
I have come across WB many times on my blog posts ,and I have come across it on the novel that I am writing as well. Some, if not all, of those times, I’ve wished that WB never had existed.
For many writers, they start writing because they’ve become passionate about something that they have come across. It can be a certain hobby, a hot topic on social media, a profession or a person that they have come to admire. They want to communicate what they have experienced with that passion by writing about that subject and so they start writing, erasing, writing some more, editing, writing a third time while the juices in the head are flowing, and then they stop!
They know that they are not done, but the juices stopped flowing.
It’s like, you know that you didn’t write all that you need to communicate what’s intended but the next word is not coming to you. The next line of thinking is lost in transit to your mind, so your fingers are still and you hate that stillness because although you have stopped, time hasn’t and you feel that you are wasting it. It’s all because of that block you are hitting.
As frustrating as that position can be(and believe me, I know it is frustrating!)I have learned that some things come at the right time, not on YOUR time .
No matter how hard you try, you wouldn’t be able to drum up those ideas in your head. That is a good thing. In fact, that may be the best position to be in!
I do a lot of my writing at home, but the inspiration for many of my posts and books come from outside my apartment! They come when I am usually doing something else or am with someone else. In my experience, this is how I usually get fresh ideas.
This goes to show that what you may be looking for right now can’t be thought of, set up by, or built by you. What you need is something that’s suppose to come to you, at the right time.
This can go for that new book you want to write, or that spouse you are praying for, or that invention that you started to think about but the dots about it are just…not…connecting. Maybe the inspiration for all of those things will not come from within but from another source. And when that inspiration comes, don’t ever assume that it came at the wrong time. That kind of thinking will cripple any progress that you have made. Besides, it’s always the wrong time for doing this one thing: Giving up when you shouldn’t.
When you are most tempted to give up, you might try to aid any reason you should. But here’s the thing: people who accomplish great things don’t look for reasons to give up, they look for reasons to step up.
The greatest pieces of art, literature, businesses, inventions, foundations and every other product of creation all started with inspiration and I am willing to bet that a lot of them came from an outside source of inspiration that came to the creators…
AT THE RIGHT TIME!
Just because you haven’t thought about it, does not mean it won’t come to you. It will as long as you don’t give up.