Wikipedia defines writer’s block as “an author loses the ability to produce new work.”
Anyone reading my blog regularly may have noticed my posts have lacked lately. I am distracted by everything going on in my life. I have had an extremely difficult time even deciding on a topic, let alone writing a good post about one.
Maybe I’m trying to hard. To get ideas, I read the news. I look at photos I have on my computer. I look at TED Talks. I find quotes that I like. Some days, nothing works.
I don’t like writing when this happens. I don’t feel my writing is good then. I feel like I am just doing a post to keep up the Postaday challenge.
On the other hand, many of the books I’ve read about writing say it’s not important what you write, it’s just important to write. I started this blog as a way to improve my writing skills so I am meeting that goal.
There are just times I feel I have nothing to say. So I write dribble, but at least I am writing. I am putting words to paper (or computer). I can’t worry about being judged by readers.
Although I love my regular readers, this blog is for me. It’s an outlet for my thoughts or lack of thoughts. It’s a learning tool. It’s a way to grow personally.
So forgive me if my writing has been sub-par lately. I’m working on it!
How do you overcome writer’s block? What do you do when you just don’t know what to write about?