The past couple of days my hands have been hovering above my keyboard. What to write. What to write. I actually wrote down a couple of words at times. Sentences even. But they never worked.
Have you ever had a writers block? It’s one of those things you will only understand if you’ve ever had one. It feels like there is a big giant wall between you and the words in your head. The worst writers blocks are the ones that come to you out of nowhere, and that’s exactly what I’m currently dealing with.
“writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all”
― Charles Bukowski,
Just last week I was writing every single day. On my blog, in my journal, and a couple of other projects I’ve been working on. But for the last couple of days, nothing. Nada. Njet. It’s not that I don’t have any ideas, because I have plenty. It’s more that I’m never happy with the execution of those ideas.
So what do I do about that?
Not much honestly. I try to surround myself with creativity. I try to read a lot. I try to go to places that usually spark my creativity (I’m writing this in a cafe that has the best latte’s in town) but above all, I try to stay in the moment and be okay with the fact that creativity comes in waves for me. Because for me, that’s just how the creative process works.
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