Things I Do When I Am Struggling with a Blog Post (or Writing in General)

When I feel stuck on a post or impressions piece, or unable to come up with an idea for one, or stuck with my creative writing, I often find myself attempting these tricks. Sometimes they work well, sometimes I still feel stuck. -Pacing: This is something that I took up honestly to help me hit […]

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Thoughts on NaNoWriMo

So let me start this little piece with the fact that I am not some massively successful writer. I have written for some sites, I have a few self-published pieces, and I, of course, have this blog. Know that this is coming from my personal opinions and take it for what you will. We are […]

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Trying to Bring Back my Creativity

So I have been rather open about having issues with my writing and getting my creative juices flowing. It’s been a significant problem for a long time now. I have stalled on a nearly completed project and have made no headway with any others. Writing Impressions hasn’t been too bad (and I hope they are […]

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Writer’s Block

Before I get any comments “writer’s block is not real,” yes it is. It is real the same way that being demotivated and struggling with any job is real. I know it’s often used as an excuse just not to write, but it is still real. Now that, that is out of the way. I […]

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Writing Woes: The Trouble with Editing

I have written about my struggles with completing writing projects before. I always am attempting about five at any given time (sometimes more) and never see any of them through. It’s part of the reason why I have so few works out there despite the fact that I have a lot of pieces that are […]

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Getting Back Into the Flow of Writing

I’ve written before about my various struggles with writing. Obsessing over word count, coming back to writing after extended breaks, my inability to finish things, using drinking as my writing crutch. All of these are things I struggle with and still weigh on me even now. I’ve had a bad few years, I don’t want […]

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Focus

I’ve gotten too used to multitasking. While I am playing a game I am always spending time during loading screens doing something else. While I am watching something I am either playing, reading, or writing. While I am doing this, I am always doing that. I have gotten used to my reality being always doing […]

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Fear of the First Draft

I have talked about writing woes many times before. I have various roadblocks and difficulties, but this one is something that happens often. My fear, dread, and hatred for my first drafts. The problem with this particular roadblock is that it doesn’t stop me from writing. I will still write and get a decent number […]

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Feeling Like I’ve Lost My Space

For me having the right space to write in is very important. I need to feel like I can disconnect from everything else and really lose myself in the process. Lately, for longer than I can really tolerate, I feel like I’ve completely lost my space. It’s rare that I am totally on my own […]

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

I think I can’t write so I can’t write. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy, so many of them are. The more you tell yourself a certain outcome is going to happen, the more you drive it that way. I tell myself over and over that I can’t write. I delete drafts because they suck, and I […]

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