Writer’s BlockIt happened again today.
It happened again today.
I sat down and stared at my blank screen and could not think of a topic to write about.
I basically “got to the gym” and felt too tired to start lifting weights.
So now I am writing, probably for the second or third time, about writer’s block.
I never get writer’s block. For the past year and a half, I have hit publish every single morning on some piece of content or another. I never run out of things to write about because there are infinite things to choose from.
So why…today….do I not know what to write about?
It happens in waves. I get excited about certain topics. I learn about them. I think about them subconsciously.
And then when I sit down to write, it comes out easily.
Sometimes, however, it takes more than a night’s sleep to digest a topic.
It takes more than a few minutes to formulate some sort of opinion, learning, or lesson. So then I sit here and often adapt my thesis.
Why am I so concerned about writing “quickly?”
It is not really the speed that matters. It is just that I know if I start waiting so long to write I’ll never hit publish. Luckily, I have never done that.
So why do I have to keep hitting publish? What happens if I miss a day?
1) Hitting publish gives me energy. It is like going to the gym, for my brain.
2) Nothing would happen if I miss a day. It is just I likely won’t because I am addicted to hitting publish.
I am humbled that people, sometimes lots of people, read my blog posts. I recognize that it takes lots of time out of your day and that is valuable.
Originally published at gonen.blog.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.