Why do I feel writer’s blocked?

I started writing in January because I had something to say. I wanted to record what I was feeling honestly and accurately with the hope it might help someone else. 

Entries would flow. Words would come. Emotions drove my writing and I think most of it made sense. I never drafted and edited what I wrote because I wrote on the edge of emotional breakdown and I felt editing it would do one of two things. Either it would be dishonest, because I would lose authenticity, or I would be emotionally affected by my own words and potentially spiral again. 

I’ve been improving and returning to some sense of normality for a few months now. And the words don’t flow any more. The stark, raw emotions do not drive what I write. I still feel those things, but reason rules the surface. It’s control is stretching downward and that is comfortable–for me it’s necessary and normal. 

But I can no longer write with the passion I had before. I feel as though I have less to say. I don’t have things that are as helpful. 
Can I pivot to provide insight to another aspect of my life? Will that be as helpful to me or to someone else?

These questions should be on my mind more than they have been if I am to answer them. 

But perhaps all I need is to take the time to write. I’ve been busy lately. 

About the author: Lee J

Lee J Hinkle spends his days writing video game code. It was never a job he expected to have. Check out Rogue Invader online. Any search will send you to the right spot. Unless the language is foreign. Then maybe 50% will be right.

He tries to be a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and hopes his Father recognizes his efforts.