#AtoZChallenge : To Writer’s block

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Dear Writer’s block,
Well before I say anything else let me just say one thing- I
hate you! Yes I do. Most of the letters that I have written so far are written
out of love or appreciation. But this one is going to be different because well
you are different. I know many of the people reading this are on my side, so I
win. At least this time I won’t let you win.
From the time I learned what reading and writing was, there
have been ideas in my head. Ideas for articles, ideas for poems, plays and
wait, even novels. And it was because of those numerous ideas in my head that I
began writing. But as I began writing you became my worst enemy. You have
spoiled my mood so often! The ideas are there, the words are there dangling
around but they just refuse to come together. And there I am looking at my
blank screen. I think of something to write about. I sit down and type a word.
I erase it. I type an entire sentence and I erase it. I type an entire
paragraph. But when I read it, it makes no sense and I am lost on how to
proceed. So what do I do? Delete! Yes that is what you make me do.
Many are the times that I have done that. And all I ask you
is, why? Why do you do that to me? How have I wronged you? All that I wish is
to create wonders with my words. To pour out my heart and soul, to bring a
smile on the faces of people who read me, to spread a message, to create
stories, to rhyme- this is why I write. Tell me what is wrong with what I do?
Have I harmed someone? No I definitely haven’t. So if my intentions are good,
why aren’t you letting me do good to others and myself? Why do you block me- my
thoughts, my words?
“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all”
Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems
I’ve tried a lot of ways to counter you but this time I am
doing what Charles Bulowski told. Since you are not letting me write, I am
writing about you. Now don’t dance thinking that you are going to be famous and
that you won. Though you didn’t let me write, I still did write. I wrote about
you and about how bad you are. All the people who read this will agree with me.
So I win! Just listen to me now and just go into hiding. I’m sure that you have
blocked a lot of minds and have eaten a lot of words. Just survive on all that
you have hoarded till now. At least don’t trouble others in your old age. If
not for you, I’d be a star author signing autographs. There is still time. So
just go away okay? I am going to celebrate now because writing how about bad
you are didn’t take me much time. 10 minutes and over 500 words out my head!
Good bye!                                                                                                                                                                                  
Not yours, never loved

I’m taking up the #AtoZChallenge and my theme is “A letter for a letter”. So make sure you read
all the letters from A to Z. 

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10 responses to “#AtoZChallenge : To Writer’s block”

  1. My Era says:

    That was the best letter written to writer's block that I have ever read ❤️
    You said it Reema that the minute we sit to pen our thoughts, writer's block strikes with a twist in the plot.
    I'm on your side, ready to defeat it once for all 🙂

    The Era I Lived In

  2. C R Ward says:

    Great letter! And I agree with both you and Charles Bukowski – the best way to deal with writer's block is to write about it. 🙂
    Carol at My Writer's Journal

  3. Ah, but doesn't writer's block make us better, does it not keep us on our toes? There must be some joy in life once we overcome this particular block. We're just rejigging our system. It's time we belittle it, not give it exaggerated importance, and strike it down at its root.
    [@samantha_rjsdr] from
    Whimsical Compass

  4. This one is awesome!! I have personally faced two days during the challenge where i had a complete Writer's block..and just like you said everything is there in the head but they don't come together so that we can weave them in words. This rant letter is so cool. Am sure everyone would agree to you and you are gonna win this with lot of support 😛
    [@sneha_sasi] from
    Life As a Potpourri

  5. Soumya says:

    When I face a writers block, I google for interesting images online and try to interpret them in my own way 😛

    Works for me!

  6. Rajlakshmi says:

    Sometimes I too write about Writers block, just to get over it. Yes, it can be so frustrating, specially when one wants to write really bad.

    A Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

  7. ak. says:

    If Writers Block was a person, it would completely hate you too. No, not because of its' very nature of hating people(read : writers), but because considering the fact that you have been continuously writing for almost six months. Six months! You have clearly won over whatever that Writer's Block is.
    Writer's Block (as a person) is completely ashamed of itself for failing everyday. Just don't piss it off.

    Great post, nonetheless, for resonating the feelings of people like me. Yes, WB and I are very good friends as much as I don't want to admit it.

    Keep Writing (not that I have to tell you). 😛

  8. tulika singh says:

    That's a cool idea for a post Reema. I like that quote from Bukowski. I don't think there is anyone here who wouldn't have faced this demon. It's good to have a conversation with it and take it head on :-).

  9. AAGGHH! Writer's block sucks. I guess it happened once or twice to me, but it lasted for more than two weeks each time. It's such a soul sucking experience. I wonder whether the writer's block has many many children and grandchildren by now, thriving on our words and raw emotions 🙁

  10. Shirley Corder says:

    Oh that was such fun! I’ve got to bookmark this site and come back next month. I want to read the rest of your A to Z posts. V is for the Virtue of Value as you Build a Better Blog. #AtoZchallenge.

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