Friday, September 17, 2010

To The Writers Out There

How do you write if you have no emotional reserves? Even posting on this blog holds little interest for me, let alone undertaking the work I need to be doing for my writing course.

I am caught up with life commitments, but know this is a reality others still produce work in. So, how do you do it? What helps you forge on through?

How do I break from this silence?


Alex said...

I don't know....I have nothing left either but you are so talented, just write about being empty...right? Keep writing.

Being Me said...

I understand how you feel, completely. And I sympathise. If it's worth anything, my 2c would be to write only if it feels good. To force yourself can sometimes elongate the block (or so I've found). I have come to also notice a pattern with my own lengthy gaps of losing inspiration for blog posts - it tends to precede a surge of flow with my book (in your case, perhaps this is the lull so your reserves of creativity can fuel your course??).

Don't know how it is for others, but for me I've found that to force myself to write only makes me feel more of a failure because it all just sounds to start like one big bleat. Surely you've seen that on my blog more than once ;P (it's ok, you can nod...) xox

Good luck, it feels so murky being in it. It'll pass. Hang in there.