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Frustrations of the writerly sort

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So there's this thing I've been struggling for quite some time. I don't want to call it a "writer's block" because it kind of seems like an excuse for being lazy. And it usually doesn't last long. This is something that's been eating at me for a long time.

I just kinda feel that I can't write anymore.

I mean, I still write articles for the site sometimes and I write other texts at my work, but it seems like, creatively, I've dried up. I'll come up with ideas and flesh them out and everything. Heck, I'll even start writing them. But at some point I just get blocked and I can't go anymore.

I want to tell myself this is temporary. I want to keep believing that I'm just tired (I have been exhausted for quite a long time now, so there might be something to that) and that I'll get my creative mojo back soon enough.

So this blog post is just another effort to get that stupid blockade out of my system. I want to believe I'm a good writer and that I can create so many stories that may one day become meaningful to others. Here's hoping I can focus enough to get stuff done and to keep evolving.

And thanks to all of you (you know who you are) who have been supporting me in cultivating this creative side of me. Alone, I don't think I'd ever be confident enough to actually start writing and post it for others to see. I'm glad you guys believed in me and helped me evolve.

Here's hoping I can overcome this.
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  1. Night Fury's Avatar
    It's okay Fynn, I just stole your mojo but in a short while someone will steal it back from me and it will just go round and round again etc etc
  2. Fynn's Avatar
    Aha! So that's where it went! :O
  3. Karifean's Avatar
    Well that sucks. But don't force it. I'm sure you'll overcome this if you give it some time, maybe expose yourself to some more unique and interesting writing that gets the fire going again. When you do we'll happily welcome you back
  4. Night Fury's Avatar
    Karifean is correct. Just let yourself rest and don't dwell on it. You can't write all the time and sometimes you need to take a long break to shake things back up and reignite the flame!

    Maybe pick up a brand new hobby if you can and just stretch out some other creative muscles!
  5. Fynn's Avatar
    I've actually been reading new things much more lately and I can kinda feel the creative juices swirling around a bit thanks to that, so maybe it will help me get back up in the long run. Currently reading A Prayer for Owen Meany and it's great! So different to what I normally read.

    Anyway, thanks guys. I'll try not to dwell on it so much and hopefully get to sit down and write something soon
  6. Midgar Mist's Avatar
    Hey there Fynn. I'm sorry you're not feeling up to writing right now. I have had times like this, times that have lasted a good while but my creativity has always returned. If I may offer a suggestion, I would say that in your case its because you take on too much and spread yourself too thin. I think you're a little burnt out and you need to rest up. From what I know of you, you do have a lot on right now. By the way, you sounded great in your recent podcast with Kanno :-)
  7. Ayen's Avatar
    Why do you suppose you feel this way? After feeling the juices flowing after reading new things do you think the problem might've stemmed from a lack of reading material? Many writers will claim that the best way to improve is to read as many books as possible to see all the different ways one can write, and create your own style from those examples. Something that could be demonstrated and most likely have been for many. I myself noticed a drastic improvement in my writing after reading something I haven't before that was closer to the writing style I already had. It made me accept my own strengths and weaknesses and encourage me to write further. What do you think?

    Edit: Reading your post again it looks like I'm stating the obvious at this point, but I thought it was worth going into more detail.
  8. Midgar Mist's Avatar
    I don't think its just about reading material honey, I think he's working too hard. But ultimately its up to Fynn himself to work through this, and Fynn, you will get through this trust me :-)
  9. Ayen's Avatar
    That poses a new question that I myself could learn from. What can we do to put less work on ourselves to decrease the amount of stress so we can be more productive?

    nvm. Just being slow.
    Updated 07-03-2016 at 10:47 PM by Ayen
  10. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
    You probably just need a break for a moment but these things kind of happen. You should do something else that is creative, I find that helps me. Compose a musical piece, something original that has nothing to do with any of your writing.