Writing nothing

Do you ever feel like you want to write but can’t?

You stare at the screen for ten minutes before you decide, “Well, this isn’t going anywhere.” You look up what other people wrote online, but your mind says something like: “I can’t copy what she wrote. But would people notice if we wrote about the same thing? There’s so much out there anyway.”

So, you think back to about a day ago when you had that fantastic story idea. It’ll take you about another two hours before you realize that you can’t remember it all. Those Pinterest pins won’t help you remember it either. There are some great quotes and writing tips on Pinterest from other writers though. So, you debate about whether it’s copying again to write about the same thing.

Perhaps you debate what other writers say is wrong because we don’t see that enough already. You even search through your notes that you leave everywhere and can’t find an original idea.

These moments come more frequently. I’m not sure if it’s from staying in the same room a bunch or the fact my writing involvement has gone down. Not sure. Or it all could be a seasonal thing. Do I write more in warmer months?

Either way, I need an adventure soon to get out of this broken writer mood. Might as well steal the moon, right? (If you can’t read the sarcasm, don’t worry. The moon will be safe for you tomorrow. Not sure about the day after, but you’re good tomorrow.)

2 thoughts on “Writing nothing

  1. What you have to keep reminding yourself is that everything there is to be written about has probably already been written about. That doesn’t mean its copying though. Its going to be unique and different, because your the one who wrote it. You can still write things and not have to give them to the world. Write for yourself first. Worry about the rest later.

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