Terrible Writer’s Block and Trying to Overcome It

In case you haven’t been keeping up, it’s been months since I’ve posted here. It’s also been months since I’ve put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, really) and actually have written anything substantial. And, if you’ve had writer’s block even once in your life (which, if you’re a writer in any sort of capacity, there’s a 100% chance that you have), you know how much it sucks.

So, after realizing how much I miss this, I started typing. For the past two hours, I’ve been getting all of the garbage out. All my thoughts, all my cliches, absolutely anything that pops into my head, I’ve written down. The sentences make so sense. The grammar is awful. My Word document is full of half-baked thoughts that even I don’t understand. But I don’t even care. The point is, I’m writing something.

I don’t know right now if this post will even see anything other than the inside of my computer’s hard drive. But I’m writing again. I’m looking up writing prompts and ideas for personal essays. I’m going back to previous projects to see if anything comes out. The last one hasn’t been working out very well, but there’s nothing really wrong with that. Abandoning projects to write something new is something that I’m not afraid to do, and if you’re a writer, you shouldn’t be afraid to do it either.

I’ve also just started to write for Her Campus again, which is something that I did during my undergraduate college days and it really helped me get my name out there as well as build up my portfolio of writing clips. I’ll also be starting my graduate career at Emerson College in just under a month. My first course will be Book Publishing Overview, and I can’t currently think of the words to describe how excited I am for that.

Writer’s block sucks. I can’t stand going weeks and weeks without creating worlds and characters, sharing experiences, or simply getting my thoughts out. But getting all the garbage out, starting Her Campus again, and my graduate college career will hopefully be just the boost I need to get back into the groove of things.

Cheers to all those writers and readers out there, and I’ll be writing to you again soon.

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