The blank page – #SOL21 – March Challenge Day #6

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The blank page is daunting.

Even when I walk away. Do something else. Live in the moment.

Still, the blank page taunts me.

Plays with my patience.

Laughs in my face.

Calls me back anyway, like I knew it would.

And I oblige.

I come back not just because I’m committed to writing every day.

I come back because I will not give in to the blank page.

Even though I’m struggling.

Even though the clock ticks on.

Even though another blank page is a painful reminder of my struggle.

But this is not the first time and it won’t be the last.

There are too many times when I sit down to write and my mind is blank.

Just like the page.

Too many times when I struggled to come up with one brilliant idea to write about.

Just one.

Is that too much to ask?

One brilliant idea?

Ha! Apparently, on some days it is a big ask.

Like today.

But still I write because the only way through.

Cross posted to the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Story Challenge.

11 thoughts on “The blank page – #SOL21 – March Challenge Day #6

  1. Leigh Anne Eck says:

    I have been struggling with writing for me for quite some time. I’m not sure why. I think I lead too boring of a life to find the nuggets of stories in my days. Your last line rings much truth!

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    • No, Leigh Anne! I’m sure that’s not it! Something I’ve noticed this month is that I am more aware of what’s going on around me that could be a slice or a story or a piece of writing of some kind. I’ve always heard this advice, but I hadn’t really understood what it meant until now.


  2. Ugh – the challenge of a blank page. . . I’m not sure if the opposite is worse. Lately, too much has been flooding my pages and it’s impossible to choose! It’s like I’ve opened some magic gates somewhere! Elise, have you tried an awareness chart? Sometimes they help. I write about it somewhere on my blog if you wish to check it out. 🙂

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  3. mrssurridge says:

    The only way out…is through! The last three days I’ve opened my blog with no clue what I was going to write. But somehow, just typing the date in the title makes me focus. I like how you made an entire post about having nothing to write.

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