Today, I finally overcame depression-induced writer's block. I was typing at a good speed and before I knew it had over a thousand words that I was reasonably proud of. Then I woke up. FML

by blackonblight / 11/11/2015 at 6:23am / United States (New Hampshire) / Miscellaneous

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  • Now you have inspiration. You can do it. Sit and write. No matter how horrible it is, you can always go back and edit. :)

    I have this problem a lot (not having inspiration/not being able to write what I want to). I also have depression so I know how that feels!

    I keep a journal by my bed and often wake up in the middle of the night to write plot ideas, words, or names for characters down to inspire me in the morning. Maybe that's something you could try.

    #1 - On 11/11/2015 at 6:44pm by Hiimhaileypotter

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  • Hey guys. Sadly, the only things that stayed with me were a snippet of dialogue, entirely out of context. Like most dreams, it was more the idea of writing that was played out for me, the movie scene version. I felt the pride, the mental exertion, but chances are the dream didn't have any real writing in it. Just that word count at the top and the line "Those eyes looked in on me and all I was. They saw me, and they saw nothing. So now, they will see nothing. Forever."

    And the resulting crash from discovering it was all a dream is actually worse than the block itself. I'm not giving up, not by a long shot, but I doubt I'll be getting that story back, if it ever existed.

    But hey, I got an FML out of it!

    #38 - On 11/12/2015 at 12:27am by blackonblight

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