My Writers Block

I have always enjoyed writing, I used to write a lot. And I'm not talking reviews and blog posts, I'm talking short stories. All my imagination, from witched to talking animals. When I was about seventeen, I started writing, what was supposed to be, a short story. I used to write one part a day and post it on my Tumblr every evening. I really enjoyed doing it! It was like I would disappear into that world and anything I wanted could happen because I was the creator, the author. Now, I'm not saying I'm good at it... just that I really enjoyed it. It started to get quite long so I decided to turn it into a story but then after a while I kind of got stuck. I still have this story now and every once in a while I will go back to it and try and finish it, but I just can't. 

It's been a while now since I have been able to write non stop, I can't seem to get lost in my imagination and write about it. I start writing and not long after I find myself looking around, lost on what to write next. IT'S SO ANNOYING. It really frustrates me. 
I think I've come to realize why I'm stuck. I fear judgement. Stupid, right? It may be, but that is the reason I can't let go and just write what I want.
Things like;

"Will people like this story?"
"Am I going to bore people?"
"Is my grammar correct?"
"Is that how this thing works?"
"People are going to hate this"

I guess I really question myself. I put an enormous amount of pressure on myself to write the perfect story when it doesn't exist!!  
The fear of judgement holds me back. I remember a time in my life when I could sit all day writing stories, one after another. It came so easy to me. But now I struggle to write more than a page. 

I was starting to think that I had lost my imagination and ability to write, but really I just need to be more confident with what I write and believe in my writing. 

I would love to start sharing my stories with you guys and I might do in the future... Once I have gained some more confidence. 
For now, I need to learn to write for myself again. To wake up that imaginary world in my mind where all my stories live, to get my voice back. 

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  1. You have absolutely nothing to worry about! I'm sure your short stories are fantastic, I'd love to read them myself actually. x

    1. Thanks! I might start posting them in the near future :) x

  2. Just wanted to let you know I've nominated you for the Versatile bloggers award over at xx

  3. This post relates to me so much! When I was younger and still in school I used to write loads and well recently, I haven't been doing much, besides my blogging and own personal journalling. For me it wa also an issue with confidence as I didn't want people to think I sucked. Blogging has given me a massive confidence boost in the past so I'm hoping that this time I will manage to muster the courage to finally finish what I've been working on for the last few years. So good luck and I would love to read some of your work :)

    Sorry I had to delete the last comment, I had my rabbit on my lap and accidentally hit publish when he moved, oops aha

    Cat xo

    1. I totally get what you mean! I hope you manage to finish yours :)
      aww thanks, I am thinking about sharing it on here but I'm not sure yet...
      haha your rabbit was eager to publish the comment. xx


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