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Suffering from Writer’s Block

Chiedu Ada Usifo Written by Chiedu Ada Usifo · 1 min read >

Another blog… I am really feeling stuck and running out of ideas and stamina. This is one of the most difficulty things I have had to do in my life. If writing this blog was not compulsory, I will happily not do it. I believe there would be no writer’s block if I was writing a Business Plan but unfortunately, I am not. So how do can I cope with my writer’s block?

Firstly, I do not think that I am a lazy writer but doing it routinely is my main issue. Most especially, since I have become anti social media in recent months. In order to address my writer’s block, I had to do some research and try some things out to see works.

1. I have ‘too few’ ideas.
Each week I struggle with what to blog about.

I found out that this is actually indecision, fear in disguise. I want to work on something meaningful but I feel like my mind has shut down and I am seemingly at a loss for ideas. To address this, I should just begin the blog from anywhere. Success builds on itself. Even if you don’t ultimately stay with what you’ve started, starting creates momentum.

2. I have too many ideas.
I have so many ideas for my writing, I don’t know where to begin…so I begin nowhere.
What to do: I am expected to master my own focus.

3. Too many competing desires or responsibilities.
There is so much I want to do with my writing, but I have family responsibilities, finite time, and limited resources.

No rule was made that I should not carve out time to pursue my own interests. Even when I feel overwhelmed that my personal and work responsibilities are getting in the way, of my blogging. So how can I get creative with my time and responsibilities? What can I give up in order to clear space for myself?

From my research, I found out that I could, decide the important things I want to do now and postpone the other important things I can do later. I don’t have to solve for everything at once.

Thinking and worrying, that blogging is not helpful, it is an assumption that not only makes me dread blogging but often creates an assumption that blogging is a lot harder than it actually is.

The Writer (writermag.com)

Originally Published September 24, 2020

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