When I decided to get back into writing, and working on my webpage I decided that I needed to have small goals and to make myself find time to write those small goals before going back to my long stories. Being able to complete something is a wonderful feeling and I enjoy these writing prompts more than I thought I would. When I signed up with Writers Digest they sent me a few pages from their book A Year of Writing Prompts and this one comes from that book. Usually I get mine from their page Writers Digest I hope you all have been enjoying reading them as much as I have been having writing them. They have forced me to think about things in different ways, like my last writing prompt “Everybody knows your name” I look forward to thinking more outside the box with them and to getting into a regular writing routine so that I can get my longer stories finished and published.
Writing Prompt: Breaking up with writers block
It’s time for you and Writer’s Block to part ways. Write a letter breaking up with Writer’s Block, starting out with, “Dear Writer’s Block, it’s not you, it’s me … .”
Dear Writers Block,
It’s not you it’s me. I need to continue with my stories. I distract myself with other things then blame you for my lack of progress. I know that is not fair to you. I need to break up with you, stop blaming you for everything.
Because of you I have enjoyed many things, thigs that I can no use within my writing. I’ve gone for walks in the woods, visited the ocean, put puzzles together, binge watched shows, and read many, many books. You have been good to me, Writers Block, but now I must let you go.
I have a responsibility to my readers and to my characters to finish my stories. They deserve an ending and to be read by many people who will love them as much as I do.
I’m afraid I am weak, that this isn’t our final goodbye that I’ll come back to you. If it do, it will only end in heart ache. We are not meant to be. I am meant to write and you are meant to stop writing. I will miss the time we spent together.
I’m certain you will find another writer to spend time with, though I’m sure your time with them will also end. I wish you well and hope I do not see you again. Though you are fun, you are equally frustrating. Thank you for helping me experience more of life. I must get back to writing now.
Forever worried and thinking about you,