Thursday 27th November 2020 2:45 pm
At this moment, I am just attempting to explore the cause of something that I had never experienced as a writer ever before – a writer’s block.
As I am typing this entry, I am struggling with writer’s block myself. It’s been more than a week since I have posted a new blog. Since then, every day, either I am just writing-and-backspacing or getting interrupted in between work hours (thanks to the work-from-home revolution) or somehow couldn’t go through completing a blog.
In the view of exploring the cause of writer’s block, I am going to start with the most common things I have heard about it. They say that a writer experiences writer’s block when they run out of creativity. Now, where does a writer find their creativity? Being a writer, my experiences add a pinch of individuality and uniqueness to my writings. So, as a writer, I find my creativity in the experiences that I live each and every day.
Talking of experiences, the year 2020 has come to an end, and I haven’t put a toe outside of my house since March (thanks to Corona Virus). I haven’t been associated with any other organization lately, and have been dedicatedly working towards finding myself, both professionally and personally. I haven’t been able to catch up with my friends or go out shopping or have some real-life experiences due to the lockdowns and the fear of the virus. All-in-all, my environment has been the same for a very long time.
So, in conclusion, here’s what I’m left with – I have been experiencing a lack of experiences because of the lack of change of environment. So, experiences and environment both seem to play a big role in my writing abilities. And hence my creativity quotient has also fallen down due to the lack of both, which led me to experience writer’s block!
While exploring and writing down just the causes of writer’s block, I have crossed a word-count of 351 words, which is probably a decent count for a person who thought she had lost all her writing abilities! So here is what I learned, ‘The only way to avoid writer’s block is by writing!’ And I guess, I just made a successful attempt at avoiding the “inevitable writer’s block”, as they call it.