One attempts to sound intellectual by claiming to have hit the “ writers’ block ”. Ever so often ,authors encounter situations when their brains become frozen,and hands refuse to write anymore .There comes a time when they can’t conceive a new plot,or fail to resolve a situation to their creative satisfaction. Many a times, it is mentioned, that words do not follow their thoughts, and it becomes impossible to pen the feeling down to complete satisfaction.
I cannot claim to be suffering from this fashionable, glamourous ailment.
What I rather suffer from is ‘blank’, rather than any ‘block’. For someone who has not written anything substantial, and who used to believe till recently that he had a lot to express, I can’t seem to zero-in on anything worthwhile to write about.Its not that I lack in experiences, or my awareness is any less than poets and poetasters, it must be the absence of discipline which every writer says ,is the most crucial trait one gotta possess to progress in this line of work.
There is a subtle difference between being humble, or self disparaging. One must have certain ambition ,and try to always keep his confidence-level high if one is to write.It takes lots of guts and self-belief to put forth your written words in public circulation.Them masses are crazy.They are cruel and merciless.They lack in taste.They are your enemies. Sadism is their creed. Besides a lot is lost in translation, and this hurts proper communication.
Taking cue from the classical authors ,let me invoke my non-existent muse,ever helpful with her convenient absence.May she inspire me with her lack of form and features.As for scope and ambition of my epic journey, its contours cannot be yet defined, everything being ‘blank’.
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