I've been a writer for as long as I can remember, by which I mean that I always dreamt of writing a book or dreaming up articles and that dream came true for me a few years ago (except the book part, I haven't gotten around to that yet). I now write about a variety of topics both here on the blog and in my professional life.
We've all heard of writers block right? We know the basic idea that it's when you want to write, when you need to write but the words won't come. I've battled that a few times before, but nothing has compared to the block I'm currently facing.
The list of work that needs to be done has been steadily growing over the last few weeks and every morning I glance at it and say "yes today I'll do that" and predictably I don't.
This writers block has coincided with a strong bout of joint pain (if you're a regular here you'll know this is a common struggle for me) joined by a large dose of not really giving a damn. I don't look at these 3 things seperately though, I know they're all connected and that to solve one I must solve them all... easier said than done.
Even this small piece on the blog has taken me days to get around to because I didn't know how I was going to word it, I still don't and here I am sitting on my sofa writing it with Last of The Summer Wine playing in the background. But I have made it to the point of typing which in itself is an achievement, so perhaps I'm making headway.
I'm already unhappy with what I've written and I'm sorely tempted to click the button on the top right of my screen that says discard and send this text into the rubbish heap of the internet but I won't, because while it's a small unsatisfactorary step forward, it's more than I've achieved in weeks so I'll take what I can get.
I know a lot of you also write, many of you are fellow bloggers, so I'd like to know how you get past writers block when it hits and just how you generally give yourself a kick up the arse.
I'm happy to admit I'm at a low point at the moment, but hopefully I'll see on the other side soon.
Stay safe, x