It’s exactly what I’m experiencing. I posted about it last week. And I’m posting about it this week. I can’t seem to write much (these blogs included) and I have yet to determine why. I think I’m close though, and that it is due to stress and a lack of meditation.
You see, back in my 1000 words-a-day days, I was fairly stress-free and very regular in my meditation. Just this weekend, I was asked to do something extra for family and I felt my entire body shut down and my brain scream at the prospect of adding something else to the queue. I have no idea why I am so stressed, but I’m guessing that it is due to family issues (aka something out of my realm of influence).
I’m going to meditate, and I’m going to release all the stress and hopefully that will help. I’ve cleaned my room, decluttered my work space, and ripped the rejections off of my wall. I feel better already, but I still have a ways to go. I’m hoping meditation and yoga will help ease this writer’s block.
Perhaps this will just be another paragraph in my MFA application for next fall, but right now it’s driving me crazy!
P.S. I’ve also been experiencing Worthless Writer Syndrome, wherein I feel like an epic failure as a writer and think of quitting. I haven’t given up yet, and I will push through this and write something excellent!