REACT…to WRITER’S BLOCK or something of the sort

There’s always something keeping me from blogging, from bad time administration skills to real-life priorities, these are quite understandable and most of us fall into either or both…You know what I mean, thinking you have more than enough time when in reality you just forgot most of what you had to do for the day…

and then there’s WRITER’S BLOCK…

WRITER’S BLOCK is a condition, …, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work.

Yes, this is the most common definition, but I’ve got my own…to me, WRITER’S BLOCK is

WHEN YOU CAN’T OR DON’T WANT TO PUT IN WRITING WHAT YOUR MIND IS DICTATING…MOSTLY BECAUSE YOU FEEL IT IS UNACCEPTABLE OR INADEQUATE TO BE READ BY OTHERS…

That’s my type of block, a self-imposed censure…

Of course, just today I realized that since this is self-imposed, I can UN-impose it, right?!

OK, I’ve lifted the ban…Now what?  Write what my brain is dictating, which by now IS SCREAMING at me: JUST SAY IT!!

Today’s Daily Prompt helped me decide to write through “my block”

ill_disconnected

And, although my blog has no defined topic but me and whatever catches my attention, you’d think that I have left the way open to any topic but I have avoided this one calling it WRITER’S BLOCK or, better said, justifying it to myself as THE BLOCK…

Nevertheless, I have grown tired of this OBSTACLE… obstacles are there to be overcome, aren’t they? So here I am, gathering up strength, gaining momentum… to face my biggest challenge in writing freely on my blog…

Today, I woke up, got the coffee maker going, sat with my iPad on my lap, started checking my WPReader and realized I would like to spend the whole day reading and commenting and being inspired and drafting as many posts as I can from all the inspiration…BUT I COULDN’T, not because of life or because of my many obligations but because of the loud voice I keep hearing, not my inner voice, but the recording, repeating over and over again:

HOW CAN YOU WASTE SO MUCH TIME DOING THAT [blogging]?

YOU WASTE VALUABLE TIME DOING THAT AND GAIN NOTHING?

WHY DO YOU NEED TO WRITE?

CAN’T YOU JUST SAY WHAT YOU NEED TO SAY TO SOMEONE?

ISN’T THAT WHAT WOMEN DO: TALK?

I JUST DON’T GET IT, AND THINK YOU SHOULD CONSIDER USING YOUR TIME ON SOMETHING BETTER, LIKE PAINTING OR DOING EXERCISE…BESIDES, IT IS TIME YOU AREN’T SPENDING WITH US…

I bet this last part revealed whose voice I keep hearing…

I want to delete the recording and altogether avoid listening to it even in real-time…

My blog has had two major opposers, thankfully one has slowly accepted me blogging or has grown tired of having the same conversation with me…the other hasn’t…

In fact, I think, opposer #2 has never even read a blog post…

I wonder…I wonder what it is exactly about blogging that opposer #2 so despises

And, why isn’t the fact that I LIKE THIS reason enough  to be an acceptable hobby of mine?

I have resorted to not checking the WPReader when #2 is around…much less upload an inkling of a post…

The intolerance towards my blog has now affected any kind of work I might need to do on my computer… so, schoolwork has to be postponed, and student’s drafts accumulate…

I once read about another blog author who was blogging without her family knowing…

Why resort to this? really?

And then I read the complete opposite case where family members are involved in the blogging process, either taking turns or  taking pictures…

I just want normal blogging, where no one has a problem with the activity or with what is being written…

I would like to blog when inspiration hits and not when no one’s watching or asking for my whereabouts…

I do need to say that my children have been the absolute best… I can calmly say, “Sweethearts, I need some silence, I’m trying to write” and I’ll get silence, no hurt feelings…I think they know by now that I need this and that they’ll get a better mom in infinitely better spirits than the mom they face when blogging has been prohibited

Whatever this person’s reasons for not accepting the blogger side of me, I sometimes wish he would click over and just take a look…SOMETIMES….the rest of the time I’m OK with him not reading my stuff because in the end, all I want is respect for me and all I hold dear: painting, blogging, reading, researching, DREAMING…

incredible, looking for images to enhance the post I found this…

jajajaaaaa c’mon!

hugs people!!!

p.s. I have reused this post because it fits in perfectly with today’s DailyPrompt🙂

11 responses to “REACT…to WRITER’S BLOCK or something of the sort

  1. Oh my, creativity has not been enough to beat my kind of writer’s block…you are so insightful Teecee, what could it be? why is there such bad blood against me writing this blog (for starters…)? do you have any clues, suspicions, thoughts🙂 on it?

  2. Beautiful post! Your creativity is always phenominal. There is always a way around anything, including a writer’s block.
    Welldone!🙂

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  4. I wrote about writer’s block too, a while ago.. .No puedo creer como me indentifico contigo mi Ale… we were always connected.. even now !! luv u friend!

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  8. ill-linked that’s what it is…Frizz, I always pay close attention to properly linking the images to where I found them (which might not be the original sight, but not everyone links…) i did stop once or twice while writing this post for some regularly scheduled HOMEWORK, so I think that’s where this ill-linking happened…thank you!! btw, fun image!! and the other one, my goodness!!

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