Writer’s Block: Is it a thing?
For the last few days, I have been thinking (read: procrastinating) about writing something meaningful. And when I say meaningful, I am referring to an engaging and informative piece of writing. However, the issue is, with all the data scattered almost everywhere, I am struggling with a couple of things: to organize the data and then to find a crispy piece of writing out of it.
So, as I woke up today, I thought of challenging this condition and working my way out of it. At first, I was quite determined and motivated but after glaring at the blank screen for more than an hour, I decided to throw in the towel.
Writer’s block? Well, it felt like it till an idea struck me!
With no subject/topic to address, why not write about this experience? I asked my inner being. Fortunately, he agreed.
I know, it sounds weird but, hear me out.
It has been almost six months since I have written something valuable/meaningful. Though I published a couple of pieces, here and there, I couldn’t muster up enough energy to research a topic thoroughly and give my opinion on it.
It was mainly because I was experimenting with different things, apart from writing, and partly because I was going through a rough-patch of laziness/procrastination. As a result, I lost the momentum and eventually, lost the will to write anything.
Till this Monday.
On Monday morning, I don’t know why but all of sudden, I felt this uncontrollable urge to write again. Perhaps, it was due to the reason that I had a lot to share and couldn’t resist myself anymore from penning my thoughts down. Or maybe, it was because I finally had the motivation to do it. Whatever the case was, it made me happy — trying to do what I love.
Although I couldn’t produce anything worth reading, yet my ambition to write had returned. Consequently, I started getting my rhythm back, and, luckily, it didn’t take me long to finally have a piece to share with you guys.
To be fair, Writer’s Block has a lot to do with one’s commitment and will. Yes, one may argue that sometimes, an individual may run out of ideas but mostly, Writer’s Block emerges as a result of prolonged laziness and the unwillingness to get out of the comfort zone.
Yes, it is a real dilemma but still, it depends.
If a writer is committed enough to create/write something, he can overcome this barrier quite easily. Contrarily, if an individual, who struggles with the lack of energy to sit down and spend time writing, he may end up falling prey to it.
The bottom line is, if you really love telling stories, you’ll end up doing it. Writer’s block or whatever, your passion for writing will always thrive.
I have a couple of pieces in the pipeline, mostly related to history and hopefully, you will get to read them soon. Nonetheless, for the time being, you may enjoy the following ones:
A Brief History of the Crusades
A concise overview of one of the most significant periods in Medieval history
The Curious Case of Christopher Columbus
Did he actually discover America? Did he prove that Earth wasn’t flat? Was he really a hero?