"During these moments, ensure to regulate your expectations. No, you won’t craft poems like the late and great Maya Angelou, blog posts like Darren Rowse, or stories like Stephen King."
True story. In this very moment, literally right now, I KNOW THAT I need to write. I know that if I want to maintain this blog, then my fingas’ have got-sta’ keep these keys a clackin’. After all, you can’t produce content, if you won’t create content.
However, in complete honesty I have to admit that I’m really having some trouble catching my “flow.” By “flow” I mean the beloved Word Pour. It’s that place of writing when your thoughts and your fingers are moving in great synchronization. It’s when you’re producing pages in mere minutes. It’s the zone where only typos slow you down. Today, I could only wish I was there: in the flow, in the zone, in the pour.
However, right now, I’m not there. In fact, I’m nowhere near there. Why not you ask? Because, in this very moment, I’m staring down the devastating barrel of some serious writer’s block.
Writer’s block (or “Da’ Block” as I like to call it) has been a real struggle within my content creation for a while now. Da’ Block makes sitting down to write a bit more anxiety-ridden than it ought to be. Yes, I know that I am a capable writer and yes, I know that any attempt to distract me from writing must be avoided.
Therefore, during this moment where I’m struggling to write, I’ve decided to write about struggling to write, because I’m struggling to write.
"It’s that place of writing when your thoughts and your fingers are moving in great synchronization. It’s when you’re producing pages in mere minutes. It’s the zone where only typos slow you down."
I’m thinking, ‘How can I beat this?’ Or, ‘what has proven effective for others?’ In my contemplation I come up with a couple of things; however, I wanted more than that. I sat and thought that I really needed a strategy. A plan or a blueprint that I could use when my pen begins to struggle. So, with that, I keep typing.
I don’t profess to have the answers; however, these are the tips that resonated with me as I sought to find a plan. So, without further hesitation, I present to you my 7 tips to beat Da’ Block:
So, what did you think? Was this helpful? Which strategy registered with you the most? Please comment below and let me know. Agree? Disagree? I want to hear from you. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and share this post with a writer who’s sick of just chillin’ on Da’ Block. Blessings.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.
I'm just an imperfect guy, serving a Perfect God, and doing my best to share Him with everyone I can.