Pen in hand or hands on keyboard but still no words! Blame it on the gremlins or face the fact that writers block is a reality I must live with as a writer? Will I let writers block outsmart me?
Asking for a friend will prove futile. One will say, "just write" , I don't need to tell you the kind of words I will have to hold back. Another will say, "just think of writers block as the spoon and there is no spoon". Who needs friends like these? "Why do I even bother with writing I am a coder", I explode.
I am explosive! Eureka! Weird and ironic, the answer is a question! Why? Hands on keyboard I am writing my why. Reading my why will make me never ask again why for I know my why! I am now blessed with a way! I will write!
I want to express myself!
Joy is me creating a unique and expressive piece that screams read me again to the reader and myself. Writing regardless of the subject can be a doorway into mysterious worlds. Who would want to miss such a journey? The alternative for me is hell, atrophy of my creative muscles. Nightmares of hands on keyboard but still no words because I have no ideas, my muscles are dead!
I want to learn!
Writing as I learn technical things will allow me to retain knowledge, learn to articulate my ideas and master vital research skills. How many times do we mistakenly believe we have understood a concept in our minds until we have to explain it. If I can write well chances are I truly understand it or can identify the gaps and am better able to eloquently explain it. I must write well, my future self is counting on it. I shall build a reference of learnings for him. Who better to remind me of complex concepts than me?
I want to teach!
References for self is good. However references for others is entering the realms of fulfilment, purpose, service to others and more. I will write to help teach others. If others can find value from my writings. If others will not have to get lost in a maze trying to figure out something because I found my way out of that maze, I will have joy!
Hands on keyboard but no words, will never scare me again! Now I know! I will not force to write. I will read my why and this is my why! Let me keep it short and simple and KISS you goodbye for now!
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