When I am at my best, I find writing fun and easy – everything flows naturally. Then there comes the point where I have written so much that suddenly, I have a mental block and nothing through anymore. The harder I try to write something, the harder I find it, causing me to go through multiple uncompleted drafts and a mind filled with thoughts and words that I find challenging to relay into my writing.
I have noticed that whenever something occurs in my life that adds stress or affects me mentally – 9/10 times, it causes me to have writer’s block. Whenever this happens, I stop writing and give time to gather myself and be at my best mentally when I attempt to write again.
Lately, I have been in a mental rut that I have tried to fight – but I cannot seem to shake it. Before my previous three posts, I stopped writing for the better part of a month – and that was due to a setback that had affected me in multiple aspects of my life – which bled into my drive, passion, and willingness to write. I had complete brain fog.
I tried many different ways to get out of it – I watched YouTube videos and listened to podcasts about overcoming writer’s block – listened to the suggestions given, and even attempted them. Only to fail after every attempt. The rut honestly stopped me from writing absolutely anything – for my posts, working on my novel, or scripts. I have been clouded mentally – unable to fill a blank page.
I have noticed that whenever something occurs in my life that adds stress or affects me mentally – 9/10 times, it causes me to have writer’s block. Whenever this happens, I stop writing and give time to gather myself and be at my best mentally when I attempt to write again. My confidence in my writing takes a hit, too – I start to doubt myself and my ability to write, doubt that I am any good and lose belief in myself.
The moment I stop writing anything, I find it extremely hard to continue and pick back up where I left off, and it feels like I am starting over again – dusting the cobwebs off. It could take multiple drafts, multiple days and sometimes even weeks to get back the confidence I had when I wrote continuously. This is why I make myself write every day because if I don’t, I know that the style I have in my writing, my ability and confidence to write will be back to square one.
Writer’s block is funny because sometimes I feel like I am the only person to go through it, but the reality is that I am not – and it is a common thing. This is not only just with writers but occurs in people in multiple fields that require them to create something or put their all into a craft.
Everyone has times when they question their ability and lose confidence in themselves in anything they do. How they overcome it is down to them – everyone has different ways to push through and keep working on their craft. I have yet to find ways to overcome them; I currently hope for the best and write endless drafts.
Will there be a day when I can fight writer’s block? Who’s to say? I’ll have to see to find out.