When the well runs dry and words don’t flow freely, take a step back… pause… reflect… on all your past work, relish in the creativity you created from nothing and take pride in knowing you did something that was brought forth from your heart, your soul, your inner voice What was once there is never gone It just needs time to rest and recharge When all is said and done, you’ll be back to reinvent yourself with eloquent words that will convey your passion to the world.
When I write, I’m in my happy place A place where I’m returning to the most purest spot in my soul Everyday I always return to the place where the best things are I may not be the most talented, creative or eloquent writer but my passion to get my words out onto paper just makes my love for this craft stronger Writing elevates my mind, body and soul It takes me to another level of complete joy I’m able to go to a place where I create things not only with my words but with my heart, my soul, my true inner voice.
Whether it be professional, recreational or therapeutic, being a writer can be the most exhilarating craft of all. You get to expound your thoughts, ideas, dreams or fantasy onto paper for all the world to see. You’re essentially the master of your realm; your creativity knows no bounds. The inner voice inside of you takes over and the words you use to display your soul shines through. It’s the best thing ever.
However, the one dreaded thing about writing is when you hit a dry spell. At some point we run out of ideas or struggle to think of something to talk about. It can be one of the most frustrating things to experience. You’d think that as a writer, you’d have a plethora of golden nuggets to pick and choose from. Sadly, that’s not the case.
We wrack our brains trying to come up with something fresh, something new, the next exciting thing that only you could have dreamt up. Alas that’s not the case. We sit and stare at a blank screen; typing a word or sentence that is soon deleted a couple of seconds later. It either sounded too ridiculous or something that was not quite our true thoughts.
We look high and low for new inspirations or turn to a friend or family member to be our muse. Sometimes we hit gold and other times we crap out. But the greatest thing about getting writer’s block is that, we as writers will continue to search for that next thing that excites us into crafting our thoughts into the words of our soul.
Writers are an eccentric and eclectic bunch that have a “Never give up” mentality. That’s why we continue to do what we do. It’s a love that can never be extinguished. So the next time you have writer’s block, just remember that there are others out there staring a blank screen just like you. We are writers, united in thought…united in passion.