For those of us who are somewhat older, there was a show called ” This is Your Life” that many of us enjoyed immensely. Today and every day you are playing this is your life! There are no do-overs or if I could only go back stuff. At the time you made a decision that became a sentence in your life. Through the years we have all made countless decisions and have regretted many. Here is a short story that will help illustrate.
Many years ago my father died and my older brother and I had not spoken in years ( for who knows what reason?) so I was advised by Pastor if he should show up at the funeral home I should try and make peace with him. Well, he did show up and I approached him. I reached out and shook his hand and ask him if we could just put the past behind us? His response ” It is what it is”. Of course part of the rest of that story is he wanted to talk to me when I was several hundred miles away back home. Of course, that didn’t happen.
So folks after something happens in your life is truly a life story built one sentence at a time.
When we begin to write we often have a mindset that we want to become a certain kind of writer. The thing is that it can diminish your creative thoughts. Sure there are basic concepts in writing but I think that as writers we need to ask ourselves one question.
Am I truly being honest with myself or am I trying to fit into a certain genre? Those can be two different things altogether and can lead to years of frustration. I know there are sometimes social pressures that can push you in a certain direction. Then inevitably this leads to the ultimate question.
How much are you willing to compromise and ignore the kind of writing that you were meant to write?
For those of us who love to write sleep can become an optional exercise at best. It’s one of those things people don’t understand. Sure there could be other factors but in the end writers’ brains don’t have an off switch.
I know there are times when people have “writers’ block” but is it that or other factors? When you have other issues going on in your life it can be difficult to concentrate but is that “writers’ block”? Just a thought to ponder.