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The Block

It’s that time again, when my muse has dried up and been forced behind the dreadful block. I knew this would happen. I felt it creeping and I tried to stop it and keep myself inspired but the only progress I made was piling unfinished posts in my draft folder. Actually, I don’t even know what to add to this and I don’t want it to be a pointless entry. Sometimes it’s hard to stay inspired and I want to maintain the energy I’ve been putting into this but it gets hard to write sometimes.

I’ve made a collection of prompts – both for creative writing and blogging – but I don’t really know how to approach any of it. Probably I’m just tired, maybe my frustration with work is affecting my muse. The weekend is too short.

And I’ve completely wrung dry my muse. I have nothing else to say. Rambling doesn’t seem like a good strategy to revive it. I’ll end it here.

So have this cute baby video.

She is just too cute. I’ve been watching baby videos all day (the maternal instinct is kicking in).

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9 comments on “The Block

  1. froggykun
    July 14, 2013

    If you want to get over writer’s block, there are a couple of things you can do. You can expose yourself to a complete different change of surroundings and living circumstances (this works best) or you can find someone who’s interesting in reading and writing and talk to your heart’s content with that person. Seldom is a masterpiece produced by an isolated genius, after all!

    So if you’re ever scrounging around for ideas, you can, for instance, talk to me. I’m always open ears.

    • charlmeister
      July 14, 2013

      I’d really like to try the first option but as the circumstance is, I can’t -well at least not now for the time being. Right now I realize my muse just works off impulse and that doesn’t happen often enough. For instance, the other day I was stalking a fiction blog I love and then got the sudden urge and inspiration to write the last fiction entry I did. So I thought that pulling inspiration from other bloggers I like would help whenever I’m ready to do some blogging but then it hasn’t really, since then.

      I was thinking I probably need a break but it’s not as if I’ve been posting that much. Maybe I’ve spoiled my muse too much into complacency and that’s why this problem even keeps recurring. I’ve been trying hard to break myself out of that habit and that’s partly why I even made this blog – to help me develop some discipline and a sense of consistency. I usually end up quitting things that, at first, I have an extreme passion for and I don’t want to end up quitting this and I thought of doing it before. I had to perish the thought immediately! I couldn’t believe my mind actually went there.

      But I really do think I need a change of some sort to help my muse. I haven’t gone out in awhile, can’t tell the last time I took a walk in the park and those usually help me stay inspired. I’m blaming this lapse on work. But I have two more weeks of internship left so I can probably try to just nurse my muse a bit until then.
      The only thing I’m happy about is that SnK resumed, so I have a post to work on for now…

      …Oh dear. Haha, I didn’t realize I typed so much until I finished. Sorry for rambling xD

      • froggykun
        July 14, 2013

        It’s fine, ramble ahead! lol. As long as you’re typing SOMETHING, even if it’s an overly long comment, it’s better than going nowhere, right?

      • charlmeister
        July 14, 2013

        Yeah, I guess so =) thanks.

  2. Sindar
    July 14, 2013

    Just want to ask, does reading books inspire you? I mean, if the book is good, it can give you so many ideas for writing =)

    • charlmeister
      July 14, 2013

      It does, a great deal. Whenever I write a load of fiction entries here, it’s because I’ve been reading a lot of books. But that hasn’t been working either, recently. But it’ll come back, soon enough I hope.

  3. Shinashi
    July 15, 2013

    When I have writer’s block, I do something else for a long time. But I also have video games’ block, books’ block, cleaning block, getting on the internet block, talking to people block…

    Sometimes, I think my brain just stops producing the juice for certain actions to happen, and you just have to sit back and wait until it refills again.

    • charlmeister
      July 15, 2013

      I have those too *nods* I guess after a while you just get tired of doing some things for awhile. So you’re right, and that’s what I’m doing.

      • Shinashi
        July 16, 2013

        😀 Hope it fills super quick!

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