So I want to give you all a short history lesson.
Since the official launch of The Pages of Paige last month, I have been fueled by inspiration and encouragement about making this blog a “thing”.
You know, the feeling when you’re electrified by the pursuit of a dream? That is how I’ve felt about this page (all thanks to YOU!).
Every day I’ve been full of ideas for posts and haven’t been able to put my laptop down. Nearly every night for the past few weeks, the boyfriend has had to tap me on the shoulder in the wee hours of the morning to remind me that I should probably get some shut eye for work in the morning.
But for the first time in weeks, I’m speechless. I’m at a loss for words. I feel as if I have a huge stop sign planted in my brain.
I think they call it “writer’s block”.
Last night when I settled in for the evening, I opened my laptop as the bright screen glared me in the face. As I logged in to WordPress to craft a new post, my fingers froze. I must have been staring at a blank page for over an hour; my mind completely blank.
No words came to mind, no creative juices were flowing. Perhaps it was because I had a discouraging day or because I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection as we wrap up the year.
Admittedly, I’m feeling a little lost right now but writing has always been my sanctuary. But here I am, determined to hit publish.
So that’s it. I’m running out of things to say you guys. Thank you for offering me a safe place to share my life and allow you to experience my little world. I’ll leave you with this:
A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, or because everything she does is golden. A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.
— Junot Diaz, Professor of Writing, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2008
What are your thoughts on sudden pause and blocks of inspiration?