Writer’s Slump

Jayne.PressSep 23 · 2 min read

Let’s crawl out of there

Photo by Maria Krasnova on Unsplash

Let’s start with a little positive self talk

Do you know how far you’ve come? Do you know how many times you were this close to giving up. When I say giving up, I mean throwing in the entire towel. But look at you, not only are you here, but you’re doing something about it. You work hard everyday writing. I don’t care if it’s reading writing, listening to someone singing writing, thinking about your writing, it all counts. Most people are not thinking about the next sentence, or the next best one liner that says it all. They’re thinking about work and vacations and trying not to think at all. But you are. You’re thinking about thinking, you’re thinking about what other humans are thinking, and my goodness you’re probably wishing for more clear thinking. That’s why you’re here. That’s why you’re a writer. So let’s over this hump, shall we?

You have strong feelings for writing

Admit it, you love the way writing a good piece makes you feel. I was listening to a motivational video the other day and he said, you can’t hate something you don’t love. You love writing so much, it’s gotten you into this place full of sludge. Unsatisfactory movement. Remember that writing is an act. An act that you have complete power over. The worst feeling is staring at the blank page and not one thing comes to mind. On those days, I settle with what comes out because for me writing something is better than writing nothing at all. So let’s put writing in its place. We are the writing. You are the writing. It is yours to completely and utterly control.

Write like shit

Now is a good time to go write something terrible. You don’t even have to finish reading this. Open a blank page and unleash the garbage that comes out and let it go. You may find it’s not as terrible as you thought. Or you may still think it’s shit, write anyway.

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Writers inspire me! Thank for all you do!

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