I'm forcing myself to write, when I don't feel like it.

@boyuancy (1709)
India
January 28, 2012 10:37am CST
I have some very good ideas in my head, for my rev share gig. But I just don't feel like writing today. Yet, I've been forcing myself to write, fearing that I may forget my ideas. Please suggest me what should I do?
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@WakeUpKitty (8709)
• Netherlands
28 Jan 12
Make notes of your ideas or record them! This way you will remember them. It's way easier to write if you are in the mood as when you have a writer's block.
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@boyuancy (1709)
• India
28 Jan 12
I usually make a mental note, it is easy as I generally write on one niche alone. But still, the important points of the idea slip away at times.
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@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
28 Jan 12
good iseas come and go. some stick, some slip. how we keep them to become alive and immortal in our minds is our responsibility and duty for others and the world to benefit from the beauty of that idea. writing is the key to making it alive and part of our living. please have a note always with you. this is a way to keep the idea intact and fresh by your notes. happy writing.
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• India
29 Jan 12
Keep a pocket diary with you or your cell phone, make small points notes about the ideas you get in your mind. It will help you to remind you that you have to write on this topic when you feel like writing anything.
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
29 Jan 12
Thanks Darap. Although everybody else have given almost the same advice, your idea of making small notes on my phone rang a bell! I'll try that out, I'll use the notepad or Word to make quick points and elaborate them. Thanks.
• India
30 Jan 12
Your welcome boyuancy. I too do the same when I get some good idea popped in my mind and I am not in condition to write at that time. Although it also works when you are writing. Before starting to write anything make small point notes about the subject you want to write about.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
29 Jan 12
It sounds as if you're suffering from a touch of writer's burnout. I know you've been very active with your writing lately, so perhaps you need a break. When that happens to me - thankfully not very often - I get right away from the computer and keep a small notebook and pen handy so I can jot down ideas as they come to me. Just a sentence or two should be enough to trigger the idea when you do start writing again.
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
29 Jan 12
I usually make a mental note of the ideas. The point is, I can write on the easier topics, but I've found some that have a huge scope, so I'm (I guess) not prepared to write about them. Thanks for your advice Sandra.
@laligaboy (150)
• India
29 Jan 12
It's very simple.. Open a note pad and write down only the key points. Later when you feel like writing, just elaborate them.. See all we forget are the keywords.. keywords are most important in any kind of writing.. anyways what's the idea??
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
29 Jan 12
What's the idea behind what? I have made sort of a rough sketch of the idea using the editor that I get provided online, and I've saved it as a draft. I'm just not able to go back to it.
• Philippines
29 Jan 12
Do not force yourself if you are not in the writing mood because this can affect the quality of your output. Based on experience, my outputs are better when I do not strain myself to write. Those times when I can feel the words and sentences are fluidly flowing through my mind in such a magical manner, that is the best time for me to write. I would suggest you to jot down your ideas in a piece of paper and get back to it when you already feel like writing. Good luck.
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
29 Jan 12
You are so right NMOAB (Sorry can't spell out your whole name). I've noticed that too, I mean sometimes I've written within minutes, but now, it seems almost like eternity before I can find the right words. Thanks for your response.
@fannitia (2172)
• Bulgaria
28 Jan 12
Hi, Boyuancy, I think that you really need to write down what you have in your mind. You can make sort of a sketch, then do other thing, then add another idea. Maybe tomorrow will be your writing day.
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
29 Jan 12
Hi fannitia. I hope today (Yesterday's tomorrow) is my writing day too. Hope I can produce some good stuff today.
• Southend-On-Sea, England
28 Jan 12
Could you just jot down the good ideas you're having, then write them properly when you are more in the mood for writing? I know the feeling as I get days like that too. I do find that what I write comes out better if I'm in the mood for it.
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
28 Jan 12
What I'm doing now is, I am just making a rough, sort of template of my idea. So when I feel good, I can come back and make it better.
@salma07 (641)
• India
28 Jan 12
you should have a notebook that you can use to write down ideas that come to you time and again..this way when you have time and interest to write you will be able to write about them in detail and the presentation will be flawless...i think that would be nice..
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
28 Jan 12
I try to note down the idea on my phone, using a text editor. But the problem is, my phone isn't readily accessible. To make it accessible, I have to switch it on first!!!
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
28 Jan 12
i think you should never force yourself to read just because when you force yourself you may not get as good of content as you may have had if you didnt force yourself to write. take a break and get back to it later.
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
28 Jan 12
That's really the problem I'm facing right now. When I get down to write, my mind feels literally blank, and I'm left searching for words. This doesn't usually happen.
• Philippines
28 Jan 12
It happened to me too, I wanted to try but then I can because I;m tired and what happened is that I forgot what I wanted to write. I think it is much better to try to jot it down in your organizer so that you won't gonna forget those brilliant ideas.
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
28 Jan 12
Yes, I try to note it down on my phone's Notepad application. But I do not access my phone a lot, and most of the time, it'll be off, so bringing it back can be a hassle.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
31 Jan 12
I can really relate to that writer's block...lol. I usually jot down ideas when I can't write at the moment. My best stuff is when I am inspired..anything else, I am not happy with. If I really want to write and feel no true inspiration at the moment, I will use music or a movie to make me feel a certain way. That usually works. If I can get that writing feeling..lol...I can usually get past the block.