The opposite of writer’s block

Every now and then, I have a strong itch to write here but I think I have reached that point of getting-into-the-rut-of-your-day-job that I absolutely do not want to even move a finger once I am back from office and done with my essential chores (aren’t chores essential always? Anyway, you get the point).

Not that I have still managed to break that rut, but let me tell you how I landed here today (totally useless post by the way just in case you were doing something important). You know how some people have a habit of browsing news websites in their offices when they want to take a moment off from their busy schedules. For me, that’s WordPress. When I want to have a few minutes of ‘me time’ in office, I go to WordPress reader. Good coffee on the side makes those few minutes a WHOLE LOT better. So, yesterday, I did the same and I had to attend to something just when I had started, hence, couldn’t really read any posts but I went through few of the notifications. And that reminded me how much I enjoy some people’s posts! How much they make my day better! How I had never imagined that you can meet people virtually with whom you might connect on so many things! And, most importantly, how much I love writing here myself.

So, I wanted to write this post yesterday itself but not wanting to move my finger thing came into picture. But today here it is. This is what I call the opposite of writer’s block. A state of mind where you are so enamoured by the idea of writing even though you don’t really have something to write about in mind and, of course, your writing needs a hell lot of improvement anyway!

On a slightly different note, I would love to know what people reading this space might want to read next. I do have some drafts but so not ready to work on them mentally. Please comment/email if you have any suggestions, I’ll try if I can motivate myself a bit. πŸ™‚

5 thoughts on “The opposite of writer’s block

  1. Life has a way of slowly casting a shadow over ‘things we like to do’, and eventually just leaves the essential chores, as you rightly said. But therein lies the key I think to pursuing anything – make it an essential chore.

    I do love your idea of opposite writers’ block. πŸ™‚ Gives me the feeling of a flickering candle fighting the wind, trying to stay aflame.

  2. I was just going through your blog again and I loved the letter and poem both. It would be great to read anything on those lines πŸ™‚
    Also, I seem to fluctuate between three stages of writing- Block, Anti-Block and sheer torture!
    Block and Anti-Block you have obviously touched upon. But the third state is when I start writing out of sheer enthusiasm and once I have jotted it down, I am not satisified with it and then starts the torture cycle which continues until the piece has a semblance of meaning in it πŸ˜€

  3. Hi Srish, I can totally relate to this. The longer I go without writing, the harder it is to form those thoughts that once flowed so easily 😦 but yeah, the “itch” will always be there! That’s the important thing πŸ˜‰ Keep up the good work!

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