We’ve reached the final part of my writing “secrets” and here I tell you a few thing about writer’s block. I sometimes get writer’s block, but it happens mostly when life gets too emotianl or too eventful and I am blocked out of my creative juices.
What’s Is a Writer’s Block For me?
For over 8 years I wrote my first try at a Fantasy novel series. I completed 3 books and started on the forth of that series. I wrote a lot, researched, edited and pushed through every little block I had.
Then the most horrible event happened, this event changed everything in me and how I write, I lost my usb flash drive and I lost all of my writings, all my notes, everything I had written was lost (I didn’t backup up my writing but now I do).
I was devastated to say the least. I wanted to stop writing. I got a huge writer’s block that I couldn’t get out of. It was as if a black hole had swallowed me whole. I saw nothing!
It felt as if my imagination had dried up completely, and I could never write again. I was so heartbroken that I even stopped writing a journal, a diary or even read a book, I just stopped.
Writing these words about my lost work still brings me to tears, even now.
So How Did I Come Out Of It?
Well… After awhile life got a bit calmer and I returned to my drawing or doodling and slowly my imagination started to kick in and I doodled more. I started to write poems and lyrics to my own melodies and soon after that I went back to journal my thoughts.
Writing, sadly, didn’t come easy at that point. I would go to my laptop, stare at the white screen and after a half an hour I closed the laptop. I couldn’t write anything that relates to a novel.
Now that I knew that I can see things again, I went back to reading books, lots of books. I ate those books one by one, so fast… It felt as if my mind and soul is craving for them as if I was hungry for years and years. I read 6 books in a week on average. I was thirsty for words, new places, exciting characters and I continued to read, until I was full (if that sounds even remotely rational).
From then on I picked the pen and started writing, and I never stopped, yet. It’s true that there are points in life when events are too demanding and you cannot write, but when I have a few moments to myself I sit down and write. No matter if it’s only a sentence, an idea, something that will motivate me to go on, to dig deeper into the new world I have created.
This is what keeps my motivation alive, keeps me pushing through it all and transforms both my writing and myself to a more professional level, so I could be the author I know I can be and share my writing with my readers. This is what keeps me motivated to work harder, write more, write better and accomplish more as an aspiring author.
That is all guys, we reached the end. Hope you enjoyed these 3 parts and I hope it wasn’t too long.
Do you get writer’s block? How do you get out of it? Share if you want about your writing process 🙂
Thank you so much for reading ❤