The Struggle to Write

Everyday, my mind is divided into two things – thinking about writing and real life.  With so much going on around me, what with 4 kids and all, you’d think I’d have a lot of inspiration to write about.  Right?

Nope.  Everything just gets jumbled up in my head.  Most times, the first few lines actually forms in my thoughts and I even imagine myself typing it…  Then I have to do something for someone and I forget all about what could’ve been an awesome post.

The thing is, I know I can write.  I’ve read some of my writings back in college, and I hardly recognized them as my own because they were so good.  Why can’t I write like that again?

It can’t be because I have to be in the mood or the environment be just right – because some days, I just end up staring at the blank screen, until it’ s time to go to sleep.

I feel like I have so much to say! I want to be heard! I have a voice!  Why won’t anything come out when I want it to?!

I enjoy blogging because it’s all about writing.  But I struggle.  So much.  And I don’t really know why.  And that is the hard part.  Not knowing why.

Am I not in the right niche?

Do I even have a niche?

My content sucks?

I don’t talk about relevant things?

Maybe I’m boring?

I’m not snarky.

I’m not funny.

I’m not inspirational.

I’m not genuine.

I’m not me.

How do other writers do it?  How do they make the words flow and capture the reader?  How do they make it all look so damn easy???

I want to write.

But it seems…I don’t really know how.

Any advice for this struggling writer?


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