End of the Road

I am frustrated. Very frustrated, to be honest.

I am just not able to write these days.

There, I’ve said it.

It’s not that I can’t write — I can, and I do. But the stuff that I’m churning out is so flat, so uninspiring, so utterly banal, that it makes me want to cry. I’ve tried everything possible. I’ve written exercises by the dozen, sent out submissions to make me feel I’m doing something worthwhile, taken long breaks from writing, read some good books… you name it.

Perhaps I should just accept that I will never write inspired stuff again, the way I used to (even if I say so myself! πŸ™‚ ). Perhaps I should just lay down my pen (or my laptop) and walk away without looking back.

But here’s the thing — it’s so goddamn hard to give up! It’s something that’s brought me so much joy, I can’t just quit turkey. At the same time, it’s driving me nuts, and the frustration of not writing satisfying stuff runs non-stop like a hamster on wheels somewhere deep within.

Till then, if you are still reading me(!), you will have to put up with mediocre writing. And I am so sorry about that.

7 thoughts on “End of the Road

  1. My sentiments exactly. I am holding on writing travelogue and posting photos.

    Can’t give up writing after so many years, even with all the mistakes in writing I make

    Just hold on! You will find your groove back. Writer’s block I guess!

    – Punds

  2. Don’t worry these phases come and go. The only thing that matters is remaining focused on yourself and taking it easy for a while. Words are bound to flow after that.

    All the best

  3. Attagirl ! (err Attalady! ) relax.. The ideas/flow will come back to you when you least expect. The important thing, I guess, is to stay calm & not get too worried or depressed over the stagnation. There are no deadlines. Take care.

  4. Thanks guys — that was really sweet of you.

    I would like to blame Copenhagen, rich countries, and global warming, without which the flow would have never dried up πŸ™‚

  5. A) You could never write mediocre stuff even if you tried. πŸ™‚
    B)Keep writing but consider switch the muse. Find something or someone else to write about. Creativity comes in bursts and seasons πŸ™‚

    Keep writing though – it would be a shame not to πŸ™‚


  6. Aw Scarlett. You are too kind. And I do like the idea of saying – You are fired! – to my muse! πŸ™‚

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