I spent all afternoon yesterday hopelessly agonizing over my writing, trying to write down anything but the words would not come.
– Excerpt from my writing notebook, July 28, 2014 @ 11:00 AM.
There are times in the lives of every writer when they inevitably feel like they are not good enough, or their writing is somehow inferior or sub-par. Writers tend to be perfectionists when it comes to their writing, myself included.
Every writer, at some point, feel a mental roadblock. Recently, I felt such a block. Despite my own ritualistic approach to writing, which generally starts with coffee and/or a long walk, for whatever reason, I hit a wall with my mental process. Hard. It took several days to recover; I was mentally spent after dealing with things I had to take care of in my own life, outside of my work.
It’s times like these when the writing just would not come. For these times, I have created writing prompts, of which I’m likely going to begin to use for my writing. Who knows, perhaps I’ll come up with some interesting writing…
The header image is a photograph of the original writing I scribbled in my Moleskine notebook.