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For the past three hours, I have been looking for a topic to write on and post on my blog. I have typed and erased, copy and pasted the erased writing, and looked for a topic to write on, on the internet. Yes, I did all that. I also texted my friend and told her that I am losing the inspiration to write. Then it hit me, why don’t I talk about what it feels like when you lose the inspiration to write and publish.
The last time I took out the time and wrote something with my full attention was in November. What date? I don’t exactly remember. And that right there, is how you rhyme. When you face a drastic situation, it goes two ways for a writer.
Either you write and let the flow that makes you type and write, take you away or you stop. Yes, stop. I lost my inspiration before and there is a chance that I might lose it after I publish two or three times. You can’t actually change that.
What people don’t understand is that you can’t just open your laptop and just type. Ideas don’t start to flow in your head; you don’t always go with the flow when you’re typing on your keyboard. You don’t exactly know how many times I had to re-write a word, a sentence, a paragraph in this post.
We take our time, we think, we write, we edit and we add finesse to the work we put forth. I can’t write till I add all of those elements in my topic.
If someone gives me a topic to write about, I’ll take the time to construct and re-write it if I have to. I joined a society in our university, ‘Shaoor society’. They did splendid work and had four wings on which they focused on at the same time. They had a literary wing as well which led to me applying. But I left it, because when they asked me if I would write on a topic they gave me.
My response to that was yes, but I would need time to find the inspiration and motivation to work on that. Maybe that wasn’t acceptable to them and even though I got in, I know that they wouldn’t understand what it actually means to have that motivation. And that they were just rude.
Right now, you can say that I am out of ideas, inspiration, and motivation. I am not the type of person that writes when they face a situation, rather I am the one who sits back, takes my time to mourn and watch seasons. Yes, that is how I cope. But I do want to change that and though, I might not have a topic to write about at the moment, I can tell and say this for all the writers that you cannot expect us to write and publish without inspiration.
I have many posts that I haven’t published because they aren’t worth it. They aren’t good. But I know I will write, I will write soon and it wouldn’t be about not finding inspiration it would be something worth posting and reading.