I came across a new word today while discussing something with one of my friend’s, and it was “Writer’s Block”. Since this was something related to a writer, I quickly ran through a Google search. Wikipedia gave the following definition:
“A condition primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown.”
The moment I read the definition, I knew; it spoke my heart. My inner goodness finally found an appropriate jargon to describe the turmoil in my mind !! 😀 I also thanked the person who helped me come across this word and I thought of ways to cure this “ailment”. I tried hard, very hard actually to write on a couple of topics too, but over the weekend I got so busy (another post soon coming up!!) I could write only bits and fragments.
It was somewhat like the feeling Ayesha (Konkana Sen Sharma) from the movie Wake Up Sid experiences while she tries to compile her first article. No matter what she wrote, she always felt it was inadequate, incomplete and imperfect.
Also, over the last week, I went through blogs of a couple of my friends on WordPress and a colleague at work. Every blogger had his or her own unique style. I was really awestruck by everything right from the brilliance in creativity, marvellous connections with real life and rich vocabulary. It even made me feel a little low as I felt I didn’t possess such an exquisite vocab or extravagant imagination to write things naturally as my brain child. To write something, I need some inspiration, whether my own experience or observation or something I heard or felt which moved me deeply. Writing is my way to bring out the emotions I encounter and witness.
So, finally I decided not to structure my writings around topics I “Want” to write. Rather, I will write what I “Need” to write. Like the thoughts which flow seamlessly like a stream of clear water amidst a bustling city. I also made a small list of topics really close to my heart on which I’d love to write.
Next, I re-read my blog poem : My Biggest Competition is YOU !! It really helped me to look beyond my imperfections and not compete or compare myself with others, rather positively learn from everyone and improve upon from the person I was yesterday. 🙂
Life, after is all doing what you love and loving what you do.
No one is perfect, but each one of us is God’s uniquely gifted creation. Let us learn from one another and strive to grow in all spheres.