Every writer out here has experienced this. I am sure. Infact, the reason why I am writing about writer’s block right now makes this situation a bit ironic.
Writer’s block is something that actually leaves you speechless. Blank. Nothing. It’s just that moment when we’re trying so hard to wake up the grey cells, the time we’re hitting the nails just to randomly hit the right buttons but, to our dismay, nothing blinks. Trying so hard, to think about the one great thing we can write about, to recall what we’ve always wanted to write about, but, nothing hits.
Writer’s block gets on my nerves! Sometimes, it’s just a huge wave of fun ideas and intriguing theories and sometimes, it’s just so empty. It’s like you’ve never known what it is like to ‘think’. Do you go through the same feeling, the same amount of frustration?
The harder I try to dig in the the store of ‘emergency creativity’, the deeper the pit seems to be. Somehow, it’s almost like my brain, responsible for creativity, is teasing me. I really don’t know how this statement might sound to you but, if you get my point then, do let me know!
Now, there are various reasons behind this disaster (yes, a ‘disaster’). Lack of incentives or inspiration, creativity generation problems, and distraction are few of them. However, some of the serious major causes include depression, physical illness, and pressure from various sources. One reason might also be the presence of a lot of ideas but the dilemma of which one to write about.
So, I basically did a research on this topic (Can you even imagine how frustrated I became because of this block?!). Edmund Bergler was the first psychoanalyst in 1947 to describe this condition. Also, I found out that there is a syndrome called ‘Blank Page Syndrome’. In this, the writer faces the absence of ideas for a longer period of time. The only way to get rid of this syndrome is to write about anything, even if it doesn’t make sense.
Now, to make the situation a bit easier to cope up with, you might want to read a book, go out for a walk, listen to music and meditate for a while or even sleep! You might get lucky by dreaming and getting an idea from there!
However, there comes a point wherein you just give up trying. You might go on Google and type “topics to write about” and the prompts it shows helps a lot of people. But, some like me (at times) might just not find anything great and effective in them. For the ones like me, it’s the end of being hopeful, the end of trying. It’s not that we start yelling or crying but, it’s sort of an internal disappointment. Isn’t it? Yet, when all hope is given up, and all efforts have gone in vain, there is again a ray of sunshine that crops it’s way. An idea. A thought. A line. Maybe, a word. Yes, that is how it starts all over again. There’s suddenly a click which makes you feel at ease and you feel ecstatic, once again. It’s like an accomplishment, a situation that makes you feel virtuoso. And, that’s one of the best feelings ever.
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