In your darkest moments
If you are a blogger, you inevitably hit moments of hardship, when the words won't come. Are you in a dead zone now?
I am just exiting one with this post. Anguish.
In these painful moments, you suffer through writing or you quit.
Wouldn't it be great if in times of failure if you had a letter from your future self to encourage you? A letter from your wiser self with advice and wisdom in times of doubt.
When you are in moments of insecurity, you tend to see no light at the end, and you fear you have lost your ability to write something important. You need a coach with knowledge of your future to guide and support you.
This blog post contains a letter from an objective friend, telling you some essentials that you need to remember.
The difficulties inherent in writing
All writers confront doubt and insecurity, and you are not alone. Right now you may feel hopeless and fear that you have lost your writing touch. You may feel stupid and empty.
This is incorrect.
Writing is a lonely job, you against the blank page. Sometimes you feel completely alone, and the writing task seems overwhelming.
But you can do this.
I am a wise voice from your future, and I assure you that everything will be OK.
You are just in a tough spot, and it happens to all writers. You will get out of this slump, and I will remind you of important motivations that keep you writing.
I stand in a place where the future is known, and you are a successful, confident writer. You will get through this bump in your writing.
As a writer, you must be fully in the present moment to inspire your best writing, and allow yourself to write crap. What matters is that you're writing.
Dear Writing Friend,
You feel blocked and think that your writing is unimportant, empty, and a waste. Creation is frozen and ideas evaporate.
This is a normal feeling. You will get through this temporary situation.
I have seen your future, and you have to know some things. I hope that this letter helps you put things in perspective.
You must come to terms with the fundamental reasons you write. This list will help.
Writing for yourself and others
Writing in the present moment
The most important thought is that you must write in the present moment to be successful. What I mean is that you must free yourself of all thoughts of the past and future, and just write.
No thinking of the future or past, success or failure. Enjoy and be at one with the act of writing, and you will be fulfilled and successful.
Some activities that will help in this include meditation, deep breathing, free writing, brainstorming, reflecting, journaling, and outlining.
Focus on the positive and eliminate the negative. You can do this. You have done it before and you will again. You are great and possess all you need to write remarkable pieces.
Find your confidence and cling to it. Write, write, write.