BHS- Where you want to go, if you love to write!
Lessons From A Blank Page
Writing a book is something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember. For years now, I've imagined myself, a finished novel in hand, flipping through pages of a world from my imagination. This year I’m lucky enough to be a part of the Writer’s Room, a class which will allow me to fulfill this dream. But it’s a challenge that’s easier said than done. Sitting down at my computer, a blank screen with the words “Chapter One” staring me in the face, I suddenly felt weighed down by discouraging writer’s block.
Does this mean I can’t write? That my idea isn’t good? That I should just give up? Some days, that’s what I believe: and although it can be a difficult burden, I’m lifted by the realization that I can understand an important lesson. Writers who jot down whatever, who string together words because they have a deadline, are those whose works are missing something. A passion, a flame, a spark. Us millennials expect everything to be done instantly, but the world just doesn't work that way and learning to accept this is important. Not only is writer’s block a part of the creative process, but it can be a springboard for other great things along the way. Just look at me: it was while staring at the first blank page of my novella that I came up with the idea for this blog.