What Keeps You From Writing?

Today we have a simple question that will likely draw many different answers from different people.

What prevents you from sitting down and writing?

What’s stopping that great blog postcompelling article, or even bestselling book from pouring out of your mind and onto virtual paper?

Don’t be shy, step up and have your say.

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22 thoughts on “What Keeps You From Writing?

  1. Sometimes it has to do with the fact I get uninspired or motivated to write or even blog. I just spend the day doing somethinf opposite to my normal daily schedule. I think it has to do with the fact of self perception and the mood one is to write or not

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  2. Sometimes, it’s not having an idea, or at least not having one that I feel I can form fully into a post, as I tend to prefer organizing my thoughts in my head before sitting down to write them. Lately, though, there have been a lot of times I just didn’t feel like writing. Ever since I finished my self-challenge to write something every day in July, my motivation has been oddly low.

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  3. To be honest, I often have a fear of it not being worth it. I publish new posts once a week and invest a lot of time into every single post I write. With minimal results (little better after I adopted your tip).

    Its hard to keep going, BUT to me the most important thing is to NEVER give in to fear.

    Self-Belief is my fuel.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  4. Me as a person and my mind. I say both of these things because I know I’m extremely hard on myself and give into my own doubts easily. I say my mind too because along with what I just said, I get inside my head with everything I do. I tend to question every decision, every choice I make and I know that sometimes affects me when it comes to taking the time to write. I doubt my abilities as a writer, wonder why anyone would want to read my blog, that type of thing. But then whenever I do end up writing, I find myself pushing those thoughts and feelings in my mind away in an effort to prove myself wrong, to show that I can in fact do this. To show that people do actually enjoy my blog because if they didn’t why do I have any followers at all?

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  5. I fear the way I lose all sense of time/space in the creative process. Worse than YouTube or series binging, I neglect to shower, eat, look up so often and it’s 3:30 AM. And now, tomorrow’s meetings are jeopardized by endorphins coursing through veins as I persist to perfect some paragraph in a piece still unfinished. In the end, I have no finished work, and my whole work-life balance is in a shambles. If I could learn a way to break up the creative process, do bits and pieces of it in fits and starts.. if I could stay sane.. then I wouldn’t be so afraid to start a thought, trusting myself to finish it later.

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  6. Honestly I start every day thinking that I’m going to start or finish a post, but then I always end up finding excuses to avoid writing. Then by the time I get everything opened to write, I’m already tired or short on time. Sometimes I really can be my worst enemy when it comes to writing. Oh well, I still think I get a lot done!

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  7. That is a good question actually, for me what stops me from writing would have to be my mind and lack of self confidence in myself, i’m always overthinking everything and when that happens it puts me in a mood of becoming unmotivated and not wanting to do anything and that would also be one of my worst habits, I let my mind control what I do and it stops me from really giving myself a chance to be good at something like writing…….

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  8. Blogging is not a problem (I have myself conditioned to believe the world won’t blow up if I do after sharing writing on FB). The book in me? The one that’s almost done? *shudder* The fear that’s rising is centered on other people’s opinions, like, “What authority does SHE have to comment on that?” Or “So-and-so said it so much better…this is ‘meh’ at best” or “What an ego trip” or “She screwed up in THIS way, so she sucks rocks.”
    Probably MN Nice/Lutheran Shame in complete overdrive. I am a Professional Anxiety Person.

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  9. Lack of organization/commitment. So many of these comments ring true to me. I just need to carve out a time in the morning, before the demands of the day get me distracted. And then I need to stick to it.

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  10. Time and people. But, being OK with the season of life I’m in helps me appreciate the time I do end up carving out for writing. Those hours are often very precious and I can crank out what I need to then.

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