The One With The Writer’s Block

Dear Writer’s Block,

It’s not you. It’s me. We’ve been down this road hundreds of times, and quite frankly, I’m sick of you. I’m so done.

It’s true at 9 pm on a Friday night that I don’t have a creative bone in my body–not even a whiff of an idea. I want to get in my pajamas, crawl under the covers and catch up on today’s news with Rachel Maddow than sit here in front of this blank computer screen. But, here I am, and I’m finally ready to stand up to you once and for all.

I know there are days when I can be a bit of a perfectionist. You know the drill. I do the dishes, fold the laundry, sort the mail, and wait for a solid idea to form in my brain. I can’t possibly sit down and write until I hit that eureka moment and the adrenaline pumping through my veins until the sweet release onto the keyboard.

Other times, I’m afraid. Fine, I admit it. I’m afraid what I have to say is silly or unimportant. I’m afraid people will find out I’m not a real writer or worse they will be offended at what I may want to say. Seriously though, I’m just a girl, sitting in front of a laptop, asking it to help me compose one beautiful blog post that will resonate with everyone who reads it.

But, I’m here to say it’s over. You and me. We are through. You are my easy way out. You know how to push my buttons and send me into a tailspin of self-doubt. I can’t do this anymore.

It’s time for me to be the writer I’ve always wanted to be–one that’s dedicated to her craft, dreams of becoming a published author, and fueled by passion and caffeine. Not one that throws around the oldest excuse in the book. I have a lot of things to say, and I’m going to say them. You are not going to get the best of me. My readers will get it instead. And when I’m finished, you will be a thing of the past.

I’m a better writer than that, and it’s time you see yourself out.

Goodbye, sir.

I said goodbye.

 

5 comments on The One With The Writer’s Block

  1. Bing
    October 4, 2019 at 9:52 pm (1 week ago)

    Go, Elisa! Beat Mr. Writer’s Block! 😀

    I find this blog post refreshing. It’s a novelty to be writing Mr. Writer’s Block. And you succeeded, you outdid him!

    Have a good day!

    Reply
    • Elisa Heisman
      October 4, 2019 at 9:59 pm (1 week ago)

      Thank you! This turned out to be very therapeutic for me! But, in hindsight, I wish I titled this – the One with the Breakup. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA
    October 4, 2019 at 10:52 pm (1 week ago)

    It’s time to chip off the old block- sever its connection to you!

    Reply
  3. Frances Beldia
    October 9, 2019 at 9:46 pm (4 days ago)

    Some people say a writer’s block does not exist. But no, sir, no. It’s as real as real can be. There’s a big ‘but’ there somewhere, though. Like all other pesky situations, that one too ends. Cheers to you, Elisa!

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    • Elisa Heisman
      October 10, 2019 at 6:03 pm (4 days ago)

      Thanks Frances! It is definitely a real thing. Like anything else, it’s a challenge we have to deal with. 🙂

      Reply

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