Emotional Writer’s Block
Anonymous asked: “I suffer from writer’s block. I’m in love and I can’t think of anything else. But even when I’m not in love, there’s this feeling that I just can’t write or I can’t force myself to do it while I do want to write. Any tips on this?”
This is one of those things that so many writers I know face yet no one ever really wants to talk openly about it. Writer’s block from something outside of “I have no good ideas” really seems to make some people uncomfortable. One of the biggest reasons for my writer’s block when it comes up is solely emotional. When you’re having a bad day and are angry or sad or frustrated, you can’t get into the same headspace to write the way you would any other day.
Love too is one of those emotions that makes it hard to write. I wouldn’t say it permanently makes it difficult but it can derail you for a few weeks or even a few months if you let it. People have all different reactions to falling in love and in some cases, with writers, it might mean it’s difficult to write.