I can’t write. I’ve been so busy with my studies and parenting responsibilities, that this year my writing has taken a back burner. As I finished my exam on Wednesday and with two weeks until my next module starts, I was expecting to get some quality writing time in.
It’s not just writers block or the shift in thinking from writing essays to writing fiction. It’s more than that. I don’t even want to write. I’ve not even been sitting blank-faced in front of the computer screen. I’ve not even been putting off starting, like I tend to when I’m a bit overwhelmed. I’m not even having ideas like I normally do. I sat on a bus for an hour the other day without a single idea popping into my head. This is worrying.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve written. Even before I started taking it seriously two years ago. I usually get grumpy if I can’t write. Ideas bombard me everywhere I turn and I squeeze in a few minutes writing wherever I can. Writer’s block, I can deal with, but losing the will to write? I hate it.
Maybe I’m just exhausted; maybe I need a rest and I’ll come back better than ever. Maybe not.
Has anyone else ever gone through a period like this? How did you get over it?