I haven’t been around lately because I have a bad case of writer’s block. Normally, I like to write and post on a regular schedule, but as of late, I cannot come up with the content to write about. Others have suggested that I re-purpose some of my old posts. When I think of doing that, I don’t get a good feeling about it, so I have scratched that option.
Before, I would get inspiration from anywhere (I am assuming like most of you). It could come from reading a book in one line in that book would turn into a post. Seeing someone on the street that mentioned something in passing; could turn into a post. Many times, inspiration would hit me while exercising, and I would write an article in my head, later transferring it to paper.
After discussing this issue with Cindy Georgakas of uniquelyfitblog.wordpress.com, she suggested writing about what I am experiencing. So here I am, and I will try to describe what I’m feeling the best I can. Please be aware that when I talk about God, I am talking about Infinite Intelligence, the Great Creator, the Universe, whatever word you use. I believe they were all talking about the same God, even if we come from different religions.
Before May, writing my blog posts was easy for me. I wake early, and the first thing I do is drink 24 ounces of water. While drinking, a thought enters my mind, and before I know it, I’m writing the next post. After I returned from my daughter’s graduation (yay Lindsey), the ideas stopped coming. I thought it would only last a couple of days, and I quickly resumed my daily routine.
After giving thanks, meditation, and prayer, I sat down and opened my journal. Nothing came to me except a bad case of writer’s block. I just stared at the blank paper waiting to be filled with words. Since I have learned to enjoy writing, I couldn’t comprehend what was happening. Days turned into weeks; still no inspiration.
One of the confusing issues I have is that everything else in my life is going well. I am healthy, happy, and feel closer to God than ever before. I am reading more than I ever have. In contrast with my blog, the fictional novel I’m working on is almost writing itself. Ideas flow to me when I’m writing fiction. The scenes play out in my head like a movie. I then transition to writing my blog, and the ideas stop. Having a bad case of writer’s block is very frustrating.
Because I don’t know exactly what is happening, I have become inundated with questions. Is God pointing me in another direction? Am I supposed to put more effort into my other endeavors? Why is this resistance happening right now? Is the timing significant? How long will it last?
I know that God will always point me in the right direction. God is always taking care of me even when I stayed a good distance from Him. The answer will come sooner or later, in Divine timing. I trust and have complete faith.
If anyone has any suggestions, I am open and ready to receive them. I truly appreciate everyone who takes the time to visit my site and comment. Once again, thank you, Cindy. It feels good to be publishing a post once more.
16 thoughts on “A Bad Case Of Writer’s Block”
This was an excellent idea, writing about your experience and how it feels! Sending good wishes your way, hoping the inspiration returns! Hugs, C
Cheryl, WP put you in Spam jail and I just saw your comment. Thank you for your wonderful comments and thoughts. 🤗❤
All the best, Scott! <3 You will find the answers.
Thank you, Cheryl. I am sure the answers are out there. ❤️🙏🤗
Thank you, Cheryl. It is just a matter of time. ❤️🙏🤗
I’m just seeing this now and so happy to see you writing! How dear of you to mention my name and thanking me even though you are still staring at a blank page. 😂. I have to say I laughed at this because we all know the feeling!
You are on your way! Trust your messages.
You are being called elsewhere with seems.
You have lots of awesome quotes too. You could just post one of those a week or 1 tip of the week too!
On the plus side, your novel is coming along nicely!! 💕👍👍👍🙌🙌
Thank you, Cindy. I have been feeling that I have completed one journey and I am being pointed in another direction.
Thanks for another great tip. ❤️🙏🤗
💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎
💎 I THINK!!! of “Writers Block” as The Gentle Nudge that Doesn’t Feel That Gentle; it’s Saying “Please Don’t Force” but it Feels like it’s Forcing when it is NOT!!! Forcing, it’s Our Perception of What We Feel Obliged To Do
💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎
Thank you. That’s a perfect description of what I am experiencing.
💜 YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome 🙏🏿 🤗 ☺️ 😊
💜 If Experiencing “Writers Block” EveryOne then Ponder ‘pon this EveryBody; there is a Time and Place for EVERYTHING!!!
[…] wrote the paragraphs above at the beginning of May. In my post last week, I wrote about experiencing resistance and how it came in the form of writer’s block. Today, […]
Everyone goes through this so be kind to yourself ❤️ sometimes a writing break helps too. Burnout is a thing a breaks can make you feel refreshed. Try taking a couple weeks off 💪
Thank you for your thoughtful advice. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. 🤗❤️🙏
Word Press design makes it easy to read other blogs. By doing that, thoughts of what to write about for me typically comes about. Sometimes thinking of story from backward to forward also helps.Have you tried the paired random word technique? Changed your writing. genre perhaps might also work.
I have tried many different things. I’ll give your suggestions a go. I appreciate you taking time to offer them.