A Glimpse Of Summer: And…. I’m Stuck!

A Glimpse Of Summer: And…. I’m Stuck!

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The picture above pretty much sums up how I feel. Yeah, I am finally suffering from the much dreaded writer’s block plus writer’s indecisiveness. I know I was meant to upload the next chapter of AGOS but I am stuck. I have spent the better half of today holed up with a pad in front of me trying to write down something meaningful. And I did actually, well for the first two to three  paragraphs and then…. Yup, nothing came up again. I am blank! So far, I have three separate incomplete drafts with completely different storyline continuation. I mean this is part 8, I thought it would be easier. But leave it to my brain to try convince me into writing three different story lines for this chapter. And the worst part is, each storyline has only about two to three paragraphs and then, my brain decides to shut down.

So Dear readers, I am truly sorry for not being able to fulfill my promise and deliver the next part as I had promised. All I have is an incomplete work, and you all do deserve better. Turns out writing isn’t as easy as it seems, and I guess there are good days and bad days. Today is definitely among the latter. I do apologize for the inconvenience. And I really would love to blame my head and specifically my brain for not being able to write something palatable so, you are welcome to throw your words at him (my brain is a him).

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You see the image above, actually it doesn’t work. Cause I just woke up from a much needed sleep and … I’m still stuck.

I really just wanted to say I am sorry for anyone who turned up to read Summer’s story and Summer’s Homecoming. You are my motivation to keep on writing, so thank you ❤ . May the ghost of Writer’s block stay far and far away from your writings. 🙂

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A letter to ‘the voice inside my head’

A letter to ‘the voice inside my head’

Dear Mind,
I tried shutting you off for a long time, it worked but then, you kept coming back. Finally, I have given into your demands. You want me to finish what I started, fine! I’ll prove you wrong. And No, this time it’s going to be different. Not like the last three times I started writing a book and didn’t go through with it. This time, I’m going to finish what I started.

And you know what, it’s not about writing a perfect book, it’s more about practice. The art of writing every single day (okay, every week), pushing myself to post a new story no matter how bad you make me think it is. Experimenting with new techniques, description, narration, letter writing, dialogues and just to keep getting better.

By the way, I did finish the Writing 101 course. Now that I think about it, that was what motivated me to complete the story I started. And although you didn’t mince your words in reminding me time and time again how bad the storyline of ‘a Glimpse of Summer’ is- and even though I was temped to give up, I didn’t. Because dear mind, even you do not know the extent of my writing.

And so, I’m going to keep on writing badly till I get good at it. You may mock me, you may increase the volume of your screams but it won’t stop me, not anymore. There’s not a bone of doubt in me that my love for writing screams louder than any of your disbeliefs in me. Listening to that passion within me has been the greatest gift.

This is it; The end of a long tumultuous relationship with you dear mind. Unless the mumble that comes out of you screams confidence, I’m afraid we’ll have to part ways. Goodbye for now… It’s time to give in to my passion.

In Response to the Writing hub Challenge: Write a letter to yourself reflecting on who you are as a writer.