The writer’s block

For those na nawawalan ng heart (gana) at “moment” na sumulat, don’t be disheartened. Lahat naman dumadaan diyan, kahit ako. We are artists kasi, hindi kasi trabaho kundi passion, vocation ang writing for us. Kung may ilan na mabilis sumulat, eh ganon talaga. Nagugulat din ako minsan sa mga local pubs na halos linggo-linggo ay may new releases.  Kaya some of them appeared as “hilaw” or recycled fro…m previous novels. Mediocre rate.

As artists, we don’t work that way. Hindi mo kahit kailan mapipilit magpinta ang isang pintor kung wala sa wisyo. Kahit 3 araw yan tumitig sa canvass, nada. As writers, ayaw natin iyong mga “instant”, kumbaga sa pagkain, gusto natin full course meal, gourmet. Hindi puwedeng de-lata lang or babanlian mo lang ng mainit na tubig, luto na. Walang sustansya ang ganon, walang laman, walang lasa.

And surely we don’t want that to happen sa mga works natin di ba? Mga anak natin yan. As mothers, kung maaari lang ayaw nating stillborn ang bata, dahil gusto natin fully developed lahat ng organs. Ilang taon kong nilabanan ang “writer’s block” na yan. May 3 years na din ata. hahaha.   Try to get as much stimuli as you can. Read books. Watch movies and series (I suggest to veer away from Asianovelas for now, ok). Kung kaya ninyo, try to watch old movies, local and foreign. Listen to music. Go out. Discover places na puwede ninyong i-incorporate sa mga gawa ninyo.

Huwag tayong maghilahan ng katamarang sumulat. Let’s lift each others up, okay sissies?

Kaya natin to! AJA!

2 thoughts on “The writer’s block

  1. 🙂 pakape naman dyan.🙂

  2. meron akong tula para sa ganitong, sentimyento,🙂

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