As I lay in bed fighting the losing battle for serenity, I tried to drown out the sound of the raindrops beating heavily on my window. I guess my music wasn’t loud enough.
The loud pattering of the falling rain seemed to dampen my spirit and aggravate my aching head much more than should have been possible, as I stared at the white ceiling and wished for the words to come flowing from my brain to my type-ready fingers. But it wasn’t happening.
I finally accepted the reality that I was experiencing writers block.
So I pulled myself out of bed and headed into the kitchen for some cake and hot chocolate.
No milk! Great!
Back to bed it was.
“How could I be so tired from laying in bed all morning?” I asked myself as I closed my little Lenovo laptop and stored it away. It wasn’t even 12:00 noon and although I was ill, my fatigue seemed to be more mental than physical.
I’ve been working on a fantasy fiction novel you see, and I’ve fallen waaaaaaaaay behind on my schedule because every time I feel like I’m making headway, I get hit by another doubt of writers-block (that’s not why I say I’m ill by the way). Granted, it’s my first real novel and I’m super excited about it, but it’s not my first book so it shouldn’t be this hard, right?
I think the common perception of writers, bloggers, Vloggers and other kinds of producers of great works, is that it’s easy for them and the creative process happens naturally. While there’s an element of truth in that, it’d like to lay some emphasis on the fact that it’s just an element and not the whole truth.
The truth is that being an author is work.
It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to see a production from start to finish and there are many reasons to give up along the way. I thing of blog posts like Violet’s Vegan comics and Beauty Beyond bones and am fascinated and inspired by how they blog so consistently because, like I said folks, it’s hard work!
I’m not going to go into the details of technicalities behind blogging or writing because if you know, you know, and if you don’t know, you’re probably not that interested anyway.
(I’m not denying that a few people out there are interested in but don’t know how to blog or get published, so you can contact me through the form at the end of the blog post if you want to learn more about writing a book or building a blog.)
…But anyway… The point I was trying to make, which somehow got lost along the way, was that writing is just as much a job as teaching or nursing. So I want to take this opportunity to shout out to my fellow authors, bloggers, Vloggers, photographers and the like. You’re doing a great job so keep the fire burning and don’t give up!
Your dreams may only be a post away from coming true.