There are many different opinions on writers’ block. Some people treat it as an enormous, important problem which severely affects people, others jokingly say they have it whenever they can’t write for a couple of days, while others still will say that writers’ block is an excuse used by lazy authors.
Personally, I’ve dealt with writers’ block and overcome it. I have also had patches in my life when ideas and characters didn’t come into my mind they way they usually would and I got bored with writing. I don’t think that these patches were writer’s block, I just refer to them as being a “Different Me”. Nowadays, I’m back to being myself and I am having ideas again. I decided to make a blog, but there is one difficulty that I have encountered.
I’ll be lying in bed at two o’clock in the morning one day and ideas, sentences and whole stories and posts will flow into my mind without me having ever bothered to invite them. Then I’ll sit down at my disfunctional laptop and only be able to write down fragments from what I remember of these late-night thoughts. The fragment will sound amazing, insightful, beautiful, but then they’ll be filled up with useless, cliché waffle and the whole post will lose its magic.
For a non-topical blog to be pure and personal and amazing, I think that posts need to come from deep inside ourselves. They shouldn’t be artificial, they shouldn’t be what we think people will want to read or what will come up first in google searches. Maybe blogs like these could still become popular and maybe they will still help people, so what right have I to complain? None whatsoever, it’s just that I want my blog to have that special element.
The ideal solution would probably be to come up with some brilliant machine which can read my every thought and put it down on paper. Then all I would have to do is dream and let my mind be free. And the pure beauty of those thoughts wouldn’t be tampered with by the whole process of writing them down.
So what is the problem? From what I have written so far, it sounds like a general writing issue. I think that it is in part that. Also, I am pretty certain that nobody can immediately transfer thoughts to paper, so maybe it’s just something that everyone has to overcome.
Please leave a comment and let me know if you deal with these kinds of things.
Am I just complaining about things I know nothing about?