I've been meaning to write a blog post for 3 days now. No, I haven't been slacking--even though some of you might be thinking that. Then again other things have come up, which made it easier to put off. I have been going to the same page or word document, or whatever you want to call it, and have been typing stuff and then deleting it. You want to know why? It's because I have this little thing called writers block. And it sucks.
Creative writers block is literally the worst. I have so many things I want to say, but I just can't seem to get anything to flow correctly or it sounds stupid or I keep thinking, "no one will read this, start over." Yeah, so not only am I dealing with writers block, but self-doubt.
The only way to get rid of both of those things is to step away and take a breath. So, that is what I did.
Struggling with writers block is nothing new to me. It happens from time to time, okay, who am I kidding it happens all the time! But every time it happens I become so over dramatic like it is the first time that it has ever happened to me.
Anyways, my inspiration for this blog comes from my writers block. And I am going to tell you how I am able to overcome this struggle.
Rule 1: I have to step away from the computer. I can't keep staring at a words being written and then typed away. I may do that for a little bit, but eventually I have to get up and change my scenery. Stepping away gives me time to think and to stop thinking too. Not thinking about what I want to write actually helps me write better.
Rule 2: I have to find inspiration somewhere. It can be small, like a funny meme or a text message. Or even the music I am listening to. You can find inspiration in the oddest places. Find something that gives you the lightbulb over your head.
Rule 3: Collaboration is a big part of how I operate. I need to ask someone for advice or just have a simple conversation with them. Asking people for help doesn't make you less of a person or writer or whatever. I think it makes you more of a person or writer or whatever. When I collaborate with people I utilize a resource that we may take for granted. Guys, when you sit down with other people the ideas just flow and flow and flow. Try it!
Just always remember to be confident in your work and yourself.
Something I need to remind myself everyday.