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     I'm just going to vent. Writing has become this big issue for me. I love writing and it used to be a simple task that I was not afraid of or had to actively think about. However, I am still at alert. I want to make sure that all my writing makes sense but I also have so much to say and so many words to say it in.

     I continue to write things that don't entirely make sense or aren't as detailed. This means that some people haven't done their job right and taught me well. I'm a good writer but I could have been even better by now. So, here I am rewriting a three page paper. I have written one page in one day. I'm so confused about it. I mean I am very proud of this page because it sounds fantastic. Yet, common? Like really? I'm going to be writing that slow. I need to get on with this and write and write and write because I've got a message. I've got something to say and there is nothing that is going to stop me. I keep telling myself "Andele! You got this!" but I also keep reading all sorts of articles and giving into my facebook addiction. Writing is hard!

     My mind has a short attention span and I also keep thinking of many things. I keep thinking of things I want to do or say. I worry about the future because it seems uncertain. I think about my friends because I miss them. I think about my life as a woman. I think about the decisions I will have to make. Then, I tell myself I should think about it later but it's all jumbled.

     I tried this one exercise today where I physically move my body to say that I am in this thing and will focus but I think it didn't work. I think I should do it again... Anyways, that was me venting. Writing is hard!

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Comment by Jasmine Villa on July 22, 2013 at 3:54pm

If I were you, I wouldn't beat yourself up for writing so slow. People writing at different speeds. As long as you're meeting deadlines, it shouldn't be an issue. 

Writing is a life-long learning process. When you're stuck in a rut and don't know what to say, put it away and come back to it 2-3 days later.  Read your articles and try free-writing. Free-writing without a specific goal in mind (like writing an X amount of words or trying to be detailed as possible) helps in getting things into motion.


There are Apple and Android apps that blocks certain sites while you're working. I use Self-Control for my Mac -- a heaven sent app! I set the timer and insert the sites I want blocked. Even if I restart my laptop I can't access those sites until my time is up. It's helpful because I'm addicted to sites like Buzzfeed and Reddit. It takes me longer to start something than to actually finish a task. 

Comment by April C. Davila on July 22, 2013 at 2:29pm

Same thing happened to me when I went away to college. It's like my mind piled up or something!

Have you thought of seeing a counsler for this issue?

 


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