Monday, September 3, 2012

Writing crisis

 I can't believe it's already been half a year since my last post O.o

I had some health issues and little time, not only for blogging but also for writing letters. From a regular writer I became a really awful penpal that took months to write back :S Thankfully all my penpals understood my situation and forgave me. How could I not love them, huh? :)

So, I come back with a problem that I call writing crisis.
 After the 'bad' period in my life when I really had no energy to write letters, my health got better again, my language courses ended for summertime and I've had enough time for myself again - and therefore enough time to write letters. All letters from my penpals were on my side. All were lovely and interesting. I had lots to tell my friends after my such long 'absence'. But I still couldn't grab a pen and sit at my desk. I went out a lot and started reading more books again instead. I think I just needed to spend time outside with people and enjoy the summer. I didn't feel like writing. And I felt bad with it. It lasted for some 2 months I think. Then I had little accident and was stuck at home for 2 weeks. I caught up with all my letters and sending back ALL replies freed me from my 'inner pressure' that I felt about unreplied for too long time letters and from writing crisis.

It was my second crisis in my penpalling 'career'. The previous one was caused with stress and lack of time when writing my thesis. It took me a while to come back to writing regularly after defence as well. I had lots of time again then but had some blockade for writing letters and it also passed when I caught up with all. I suddenly felt lighter and the happiness to reply next letters came back. I feel the same way now and I am pretty sure I will be back my-old-fast-replying-self now:) Until next writing crisis which hopefully won't happen to me again!

Have you ever had writing crisis? How do you feel and deal with it?


  1. Great to see you are back! :)

    I had such writing crisis as well - both time during the early months of my pregnancies. I just had no energy to write and felt too sick. Naturally, in the end the letters were piling on my desk and alone the look of them made me feel bad and under pressure. And I didn't know where to start... But each time, after writing the first few sentences, it got better and the "flow" came back to me. :)

  2. It's good to see you back again!

    I have the same as Nina lately, it's hard to begin with a letter after being 'invisible' for a long time! Now I don't look at my pile of letters anymore, it won't help me!
    SO when I want to write a letter, I pick one and start off.. After writing a page it gets better and I even managed to finish that letter. I still have a long way to go though!

  3. Thank you girls, now I feel welcome in blogger again:)

  4. Hiya Aga! Great to have you back again! :D

  5. Lovely to have you back. Hope you're feeling better!