Life Coach Magazine

I'm Stuck!

By Hpranitis @_thisandthat_
Sometimes this happens.  I sit in front of the computer and I just sit here.  Seriously, I sit here and stare at the screen.  Seriously, I do.  At times I just walk away from my computer.  I close the lab top and walk away.  Yes, it's true.  And sometimes I do alternative things on the Internet.  Ummm, you know what those are...  Facebook.  Twitter.  Email.  Read and comment on my favorite blogs.  The usual, right?!  Right.  I entertain myself if you will. 
Don't get me wrong, it isn't that I dont' have anything to say, I do.  I have a lot to say. 
I am...ummm, stuck! 
Oh my goodness.  Am I really?
I think I am.  Ugh.  This isn't good.  Nope, it really isn't.
The funny part is that I have plenty of ideas written down on my trusty yellow legal pad or my "idea" notebook.  Mind you, I typically carry these both with me at all times.  Well, just about. 
Lately, I've been pondering "why" I haven't been able to write.  And why, I can't write regularly?  So, I did a little research and found a few interesting tidbits.  Also, I headed over to my go-to writing blog, The Writerly Life, for inspiration, an explanation of sorts and a bit of direction. 
So, this is what I came up with after reviewing the research.
I am afraid.  I over think.  I worry.  I stress.  I revise.  I proofread.  I revise again. 
I am consumed with what the reader (you) will think.  Will you like it, hate it, love it?  Will you critique me?  Eeeek!  This is horrible.  I am admitting my deepest, darkest fears on ...this & that...
Candidly, I think I might write too much.  I mean share too much of me or someone else close to me.  Reveal too many details.  What if I do and you don't like it?  Or worse, someone in my personal life reads it and is offended.  Hmmm...?  See, I told you I overthink this.  However, this here article, sums up my little problem in it's entirety and gave me quite the ah-ha moment.  Yes, it really did.  Go ahead and take a peek and tell me what you think, it's awesome! 
I've decided to... set a weekly writing goal, step away from my writing or re-direct myself.  And candidly, I just need to get over it, all of it, and just write!  Yep, just write. 
And last but not least, I will remember that I am not the only one out there who this happens to.  All writer's experience this.  Do you?  What do you when your stuck?
I'm stuck!

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