It has been more than a week since my last blog post, and I am fearful to say that I might be losing my blogging habit.
I have fallen back into being fearful of what to post, hesitant on what to write, and have been repeatedly deleting what I have initially written.
I guess NANOWRIMO has taken from me more than just my time, eh?
Then again, work has been hectic. It is the end of the year and well, end of the year is the peak season for work. Most of the time, I just felt drained and exhausted, and out of energy to craft some good blog post worthy of your time to read.
So here I am again, breaking the Blogger’s Block, so I can get back into writing again. This is perhaps one of the benefits of having a personal blog. I can write what is in my mind, without worrying much that this will stray from the theme and content of the blog.
Hello everyone. How are you all doing this fine day?
I hope you are doing well.
In the past few days I haven’t really been up to writing anything. I tried reviewing the outline and draft that I am crafting for my new novel, but I could not seem to get any ideas flowing. It’s one thing when you are stuck with writing your first draft, but it is another thing when you can’t even get a decent outline out.
Outline. Yes, you read that right. I am actually working on an outline for my novel.
I don’t seem to have any good ideas lately… probably from being too tired… It can be hard to do any good thinking when you’re mentally or physically exhausted.
So why in the world am I writing about it?
I find it therapeutic.
Often, when I am experiencing writer’s block, I remedy it by writing about it. Somehow, the process gets me out of my block and I can resume writing again. Well, not just writing – but other creative times where I am in a slump can be remedied by writing about it.
Sometimes, getting a good walk could also get the creative juices flowing. Staring at a blank screen for a long period of time can be more stressful, leading to no writing done. A breath of fresh air, a new scenery and a good stretch of the leg muscles can help get some new ideas into your head. Try stepping away from your work and get out. Or at least try working in a different environment for a change.
And as a last resort – not stressing about the inability to do any creative works. Creativity can be blocked out by stress. While emotions can be a fuel to creativity – both positive and negative emotions, that is, stress can hinder the positive use of these emotions for creating something good out of them. So play a game, hang out with your friends or family. Take a load off. It will do you a lot of good in the long run.
What about you? How do you deal with writer’s/creative block?
Well, that’s it for now, I guess. I hope you are all doing well. See you around.
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