This isn’t my first experience with lethargy but this just hit me so bad, very bad. But one thing I realized from the whole episode is that at one point or the other, people have been in this situation. Creatives have been in this situation and will continue to be.
It’s been a whopping 6 weeks if I’m not mistaken. My sincere apologies to you all. I sincerely had you at heart the whole time but then my head was just so heavy. A lot of thoughts weighed me down, even those I thought long forgotten. Everything seem so clogged.
In lieu of this, I’ve decided to talk on overcoming the hurdles in writing that come your way as a growing writer. These obstacles vary in magnitude and impact from one individual to the other and our response to them vary as well. For the next 5 weeks, we will be looking at how to jump these hurdles and be the best in your creative game.
What will you do when you lose works you’ve spent months and years writing?
I know “God forbid” will be the response of many to this question. Losing a work of art is one of the greatest fear a creative harbors. This is the first hurdle we will be discussing this month. We all cringe when our files get corrupted and we’re left with nothing to show for our hours of hard work. It can be painful, very very painful but you don’t have to be weighed down by it.
When you lose a work, sulk all you want, cry all you want, fret all you want but never give in to that voice which says you can’t get it done again. It’s just a temporary obstacle which you have to defeat. You can always pick up and even create something more spectacular. There’s really no end to the creative juice in you; you can go as high and deep as you desire.
Don’t allow the loss to tamper with your self worth and image as a writer! That you lost a work should not make you think less of yourself as a writer. Take charge of your thoughts and you will be in charge of your pen.
Things to do when you’re stuck
- Take some time off worrying. It really does no good.
- Cool off the steam by engaging in an activity that soothes you.
- Never forget to go back time and time again to the first creator.
- Go through your previous works and relive the moment.
- You can take a break. It’s totally okay.
- Remember you can and will always pull through.
It’s a new month and I promise to keep up with our party for the rest of the month. So help me God!( saying this with puppy eyes). We will continue with the next hurdle from next Saturday. Here’s the link to the last episode https://farajacraftcircle.com.ng/blog/the-owanbe-book-party-episode-3/ Do well to keep this in mind! And yes thanks for listening to me and forgiving me (winks).
Your month is blessed on all sides. I’m rooting for you and can’t wait to see you bloom. Feel free to drop how you overcome this hurdle in the comment section if you’ve ever experienced one. Till I come your way again, may the good Lord keep you and yours.
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