Faltering Words

In confidence

her pen scribbles

words forming

proses

But…

slithers in the devil

like creepy crawlers

Exposing her to a

world of self-doubt

Faltering

her pen now wobbles

Words pronounced

are hesitant

Unsure she is of her

work

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

It’s been a little over a month since I’ve been back on the blogging/writing bandwagon and I am still struggling. Words don’t flow as easily as they used to and it’s getting hard for me. But, I am still trying my best. I know I can do better and I want to. The only way to do that is to persevere. But it’s a little disheartening for me. What about you, dear friends of the blogging world? Have you ever gone through a long spell of ‘writer’s block’? If yes, what do you do to get out of it? I have tried all the usual ones. But to no avail. I’m afraid to take a break yet again coz if I do, I just might end up quitting entirely. I don’t want to do that. My life will end up in limbo if I stop writing. So, any and all suggestions are welcome.

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23 thoughts on “Faltering Words

  1. Writer’s block is never a problem for me. I usually have the opposite–too many stories to write, too many ideas. If you ever need inspiration, go to pintrest or https://twitter.com/MelindaKucsera/lists/prompts and you’ll never lack inspiration. I skim that twitter feed and pin or cut and paste the interesting prompts for later use. Combining them is also fun! if you need more prompts let me know. I think I have a few other links at home.

    I love the poem. It gets across what I imagine writer’s block to feel like. Since I have multiple writing projects going at one time, I always have an idea for one of them 🙂

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    1. You’re the first person I’ve come across who does not have an issue with writer’s block 😀 I am definitely taking your suggestions into account. And, yes, I would love more prompts. I seem to be struggling without them 😦 Thank you so much, Melinda ❤

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      1. Yes but I’m also addicted to writing prompts. I seek them out and keep a running record of the prompts I will someday use somewhere. So when my brain is not coming up with its own, I check my banked prompts. I have hundreds of prompts pinned, saved, etc for later use and my idea bank grows every day. 🙂

        Even more prompts to spark your creative juices:

        http://www.littlenovelist.com/blog/writingprompts

        dictionary.com word of the day

        https://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/ever-embasan?utm_term=.vnozRB4RzP#.ffvjKYyKjq

        Lots of prompts here. They pub a new one every friday. Look for ‘the dirty dozen’: http://www.thewriteprompts.com

        https://jennybravo.leadpages.co/leadbox/1432b3173f72a2%3A1309bc34d346dc/5762637883244544/

        http://www.blotsandplots.com/blog/writing-prompts

        https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/

        http://thinkwritten.com/365-creative-writing-prompts/

        http://tomiadeyemi.com/category/blog/writing-prompts-blog/

        https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com

        http://www.thewritingreader.com

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  2. Forgot to mention this but there is a vibrant and welcoming community of twitter poets. You might like to connect with them and read/comment/retweet their work and add your 140 Character poetic take. You could then post your twitter poems on here 🙂 Just a thought 🙂 Rosema is partial to instagram for prompts and the link. So you can check there too 🙂

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  3. Oh my dear NJ. I felt your agony in your words. Please know you are doing great. Believe in your writer-self. You are loved. So loved. Your words are worthy. Your heart is worthy.

    When I cannot write anything I read or listen to songs. I breathe in words so I can breathe them out.

    Most especially my dear, write for yourself. For yourself. ❤

    Sending huuugs!

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  4. Well, I watch a movie or take a nap 🙂 after 30 mins I am on the go, also even if you are out of blogging, continue to write something everyday, even if its crap that you will delete after…practice is the key. I hope that you know that I love your writings.

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    1. Aww, thank you, Christa ❤ That is much appreciated. I agree with you. It's better to write whatever that comes to mind instead of waiting to form the words. That is what I'm doing. Hopefully, those words emerge into something beautiful too 🙂

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