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  1. beth811 profile image71
    beth811posted 6 years ago

    Help,I'm stuck! I want to write again...But when I start writing I get stuck even in replying to comments on my hubs and even commenting to others' hubs i read... I dn't know... seems like I'm withdrawn. I started to write, reply to comments but along the way, I'd change my mind and delete them..

    BTW, I always have some interesting topics to share, but can't finish writing them. Maybe I'm disturbed with my situation... and that answers my question...Omg!

    1. Molly Christie profile image60
      Molly Christieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Personal crisis can cause writer's block and other distractions hopefully you can get some time to work on them.

      1. beth811 profile image71
        beth811posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're right, Molly. Can't seriously focus on one thing due to personal crisis.

        1. Molly Christie profile image60
          Molly Christieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No problem, Beth.

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      ssaulposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      take some time and clear your head, take about a week or so. good luck

      1. beth811 profile image71
        beth811posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, thanks ssaul! smile

    3. thisisoli profile image57
      thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Take a break from writing, relax for a while, maybe even a day or two, then come back to your article and continue.

      1. beth811 profile image71
        beth811posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I will! Thank you, thisisoli smile

    4. kschang profile image90
      kschangposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Self-doubt is a bit of problem. You are not sure whether what you write will be appropriate, witty, and so on.

      Perhaps you should reflect on whether your self-doubt is valid, or just part of general anxiety.

      I would recommend write the comments and responses offline, then later, when you're in a better mood, come back and revise them, and paste them in.

      1. beth811 profile image71
        beth811posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Self-doubt? Hmmm...maybe.

        I'm critical in making some comments, that's why I'd rather not comment at all so as not to offend someone.

        Thanks for your suggestion, kschang.

    5. Mike's Corner profile image86
      Mike's Cornerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I've been doing a bit of the same . . . clicking around checking out hubs, posting comments, etc. -- you can easily spend hours juct going from one hub to another, there is so much interesting stuff on hub pages.

      As far as the writing -- all great writers will say the same thing: the professional doesn't wait for inspiration, he or she just sits down and writes.

      I need to heed that advice also, if I can just stop clicking through all these hubs smile

      1. beth811 profile image71
        beth811posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's what I'm doing too, if gets stuck I'll just read hubs, rate them up and read questions & answers.

        I agree, lots of good stuffs here.

        Thanks, Mike.

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    Perhaps try to get off the computer and return to pen and paper. Take notes, make bulleted lists to get your thoughts organized. If you own a voice recorder, use it.

    When I do mentoring for authors who are stuck, I usually say that if they are too confused to write, they are surely not too confused to make a bulleted list; which can be further refined and expanded upon, until we have a structure for an article or chapter or whatever.

    1. beth811 profile image71
      beth811posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I like your suggestion! Sure, I will do it. Thanks! smile

  3. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
    Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago

    MAYBE you are trying a bit too hard. Maybe you want your hubs and comments to look and sound great. Maybe you are afraid you will bore your over 200 followers.

    Why not make a new HubPages account and write whatever comes to your mind??

    1. beth811 profile image71
      beth811posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You got me! I'm a bit perfectionist that's why I keep on ditching my unfinished writing and start from scratch again and again.

      Will surely make another HubPages account and ramble on there. Thanks, Ultimate Hubber!

      1. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That 'self-editor' is my biggest problem when feeling stuck.  I'm pretty sure that's why I don't write too often.  Ideas are there, but getting them organized and ready to publish is another matter.

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That's good thinking: Just keep the hungry masses begging for more...

          1. lorlie6 profile image85
            lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            smile

        2. beth811 profile image71
          beth811posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You're right, lorlie6! smile smile

 
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