Patience Trumps Writer’s Block

The discouraged Nenene suffering from writer's...

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I think writers are best defined as mentally bipolar. Either you are up or down, there’s no in-between.

I have little time for writing and when a great opportunity for uninterrupted creativity arises, I’m usually at a loss. My cycle of inspiration gets out of sync with my opportunities. Maybe I’m trying too hard? Have I used up all my genius already?

ADD of the brain makes me want new exciting projects once I have dabbled and have felt adequate at a writing task. My gut reminds me that dedication and toil separates those who want to be authors from those who are. I don’t really believe it though.

Instead, I wait. I don’t stop thinking…but inspiration has its own timing and I believe if it is pursued too aggressively, it can dissipate like a cloud observed for scientific study rather than one noticed by a dreamer.

This post, this day…I refuse to give up…What I can do is wait.

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4 thoughts on “Patience Trumps Writer’s Block

  1. I don’t believe in writer’s block. Either you’re inspired and you write, or you’re not inspired and you don’t write. Writing is like talking to strangers at a party; if you just keep rambling on, trying to fill the silence, you’ll probably make a complete fool of yourself. If you really think you HAVE to write, then write. It might not be any good, but then again, it might be the best thing you’ve ever written. But writers block… puh-shaw!
    (juss sayin)

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