Writing

Struggling To Write As Of Late

I’ve been struggling to write as of late. Technically, I’m still writing, but it’s been a grind.

I still love writing. Sometimes I have bad days or bad weeks though.

I’m not sure when I started writing every day. Safe to say, it’s been a long time. No, I don’t always write as much as I want to. But I never want an excuse to get in the way.

Being a writer really is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. I hope I’m still working away decades from now as an old grandma.

When I first decided to make writing a daily habit, I didn’t realize what I was signing up for. I’m only 20 years old. Assuming I live a long time, I have many days ahead of me. Which also means I’ll be writing a lot of words.

Growing up, I wrote without a care in the world. I didn’t think about anything else except putting pen to paper. I wasn’t writing to please other people. I was just having fun.

These days, I think I’ve been making the creative process a lot harder than it needs to be. I’m overthinking before I even make a mark on the page. That’s no way to write.

Here’s to letting go of all the doubts and fears. Just write. Don’t worry so much about the other stuff.

10 thoughts on “Struggling To Write As Of Late

  1. I’ve been having trouble with it as well. For some reason, Camp NaNo wasn’t as helpful to me. I think it was because I decided to count hours instead of words and it was stressful. Why? I have no idea. But we all go through it and this feeling will pass.

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    1. Yeah, this past Camp NaNo was tough. Hmm I’ve never tracked hours, but I can see how that might be stressful, especially on busier days when you have less time. Very true.

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      1. Yeah, I didn’t think about that. I usually bang out 2k in an hour and I was editing so I thought counting hours would be easier. But I found myself just watching the clock.

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  2. Here’s to getting over the blahs about writing and rediscovering your original passion and love for it. Maybe something, some writing project will fall in your lap and get you excited. Think of taking on a challenge or tag, or make one up of your own. I know at least one other blogger who will follow you into that “project”–me!

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