Thursday 16 January 2014

a whiney post about not being able to write. seriously.

I can't write.
I start with a few lines or a paragraph or so and then... nothing.
It's like my brain won't work.
It won't move on, it refuses to think.



I think. I think I need to start focusing. My head's been all over the place since December. The routine's shot since August, not like I had any firm routine... but it's just getting worse and degenerating into a puddle of... of... procrastination and laziness.

The only thing I've been fairly consistent at is writing book reviews. Because I've promised to write them. Oh dear.



  1. Awwh... maybe that's the key; promise yourself you have to write and the creative juices will flow. I find that works for me. If I promise friends stories, I can write them. We just need that purpose. Gambatte!

    1. Technically I've promised a short every Friday.. but that hasn't happened in a while.
      Ahaha.. I should try to make it happen T.T

  2. Anna, don't fret.

    Not being able to write from time to time is the most natural thing in the world, and if you ease up on yourself, things will change. Meanwhile, the fact that you're doing book reviews means you're reading, and of course, you're living your life-- which is the biggest fuel for writing.

    Be kind to yourself:)

    Here's what I have tacked to my writing table:

    ‘You should write, first of all, to please yourself. You shouldn’t care a damn about anybody else at all. But writing cant be a way of life, the important part of writing is living. You have to live in such a way that your writing emerges from it.’ ~ Doris Lessing

    1. Thanks Damyanti. :)
      I think I'm a bit too busy living and rushing about to sit down and process and write.
      Maybe I'll get there once I've settled down a bit.

  3. Maybe you should promise yourself you'll write.

    Go do something really different, something that will recharge your creativity.

    1. I'm doing lots of things different! But apparently it's not recharging my creativity.

  4. I feel you! I'm only just getting back into writing; NaNo sort of killed my passion for a while there because my last novel turned out preeeetty awful. What's worked for me so far was to spend some time re-organizing the crap in my office and forcing myself to write 600 words per day. (Or 300. As long as it's something!) Consider using a word counter widget on your blog to hold yourself publicly accountable—the pressure helps. ;)

    Hang in there!

    1. Haha Kat.. I have a lot of crap in my laptop right now.
      Just don't want to deal with it... but I guess I will.