H guys, how are you doing???
Let’s travel back in time.
On may something, Violet uttered absolute nonsense in a blog post in which she thoroughly lies because of unforeseen circumstances. Violet Gray said, “no more unannounced hiatuses” (key word: unannounced). Weeks (months) later, she comes back from an UNANNOUNCED HIATUS.
Well, I have answers for you, and these answers come with a story:
Young Violet Gray travel ACROSS THE WORLD for a journey for FIVE WEEKS. Would she let this stop her from continuing her blog? NO! She brings her nice laptop along with her. She goes to Europe blah blah blah stuff happens. Till she reaches India. She is ready to post stuff. She has brilliant (not) ideas planned for the complex month of June. Innocent Naive Violet opens up her computer, fresh with hope and happiness. Little did she know this was all about to go away. Just as she sees that her computer broke down. It was nonfunctional. Then the world ended and everyone died.
Basically, my computer stopped working so I couldn’t post on my blog.
ANDDD, if you guys want more proof that I am a terrible person??? I have had a computer since the beginning of July and just decided to post now #lasy#verylazy#Ineedhelp
I know what you must be thinking, “Violet why did you post two back to back updates?” BUT WAIT, these aren’t updates!!! (omg, what, how, what could it be, tell us more violet) Well I mean it kind of is, but I just want to say something else. Let us just call it a discussion post where I rant about my life BUT, I tell you how I overcame this problem so I can help you if you went through this too WHILE still getting
updated NOT UPDATED (smooth, violet) on the monthly Violet!
Life Problem #1: WRITING
I’m pretty sure that this has happened in ( almost) EVERY writer’s life (if you have not felt this, please email me and and explain how is that possible and give me some tips???) but basically, you know that feeling when you love writing but you have given up all hope in life with writing? Everything you are writing is trash that has no quality or depth while still remaining bland and lifeless and that you will never even write a single successful sentence that you’re happy with because currently, you are in a sad hole in which there is no getting out because you feel like you are never going to be able to write in your life because you are a failure? Yup, I actually feel that all the time but it is currently at its highest peak.
(update: I just had an emotional meltdown because the gif made my mouse get stuck and I couldn’t move it and I started to freak out then I found out I just had to press enter and it started to work and then had an even bigger emotional melt down because I am so dumb :))
BUT… Am I just going to sit around and mope about my writing life?
Well Violet, how to deal with this oh wise master?
Well, if you are a writer and going through this problem, please don’t feel unmotivated. There are so many other writers right now at this moment sharing the exact same feeling as you. One very important thing is to give yourself space. What worked for me was giving a nice decent amount of break from writing to let myself think and refresh my mind. If you overwhelm yourself with pressure, all that is going to happen is that you will start getting frustrated and it will ruin writing for you in general, which SHOULD NOT HAPPEN!
Life Problem #2: BLOGGING
You guys know how blogging is working out for me… Basically, by the end of May, I became super hyped to blog during the summer since I don’t have a lot to do. So in June, when I had ideas, my computer stopped working and I got sad and unmotivated and then just kind of gave up (which is terrible I know stop judging me). I just feel like what’s the point you know? I’m not really going anywhere, I barely post, coming up with ideas is a pain…
Should I just quit?
Violet!!! Send help!!!!!
Honestly, to be completely fair, I actually have no right to be giving advice for this because I still kind of suck at this blogging thing, BUT, I still have overcome bloggers block every once in a while?? So, what I did, is, of course, gave my self a break from blogging and all of its stresses for a while. Then afterward, I went to all of my favorite blogs and read their posts and commented and liked a bunch of other blogs too. Somehow, that just reminds me of why I started in the first place and it gave me that fresh new blogger feels that I feel like everyone enjoys, right? Also I read through some of the motivating comments that y’all have left me and they always make my day 🙂
Thank Violet 🙂
Life Problem #3: READING
Okay, I don’t know but honestly, I feel like everyone in the blogosphere are just productive readers (by “productive readers” I mean that they just read in general). Okay to be fair, I did read in India a bit but that doesn’t count?? Like I like to read, I’m not exactly a “Book worm” but it’s a hobby I enjoy. When I was a young smol child (but violet, you still are a young smol child), so a couple years ago, I used to read a lot, and not just a lot but a lot a lot. I just have those beautiful memories of being small (which I still am) and re reading all of the books in my “library”, a sad shelf of like five books I used to call my library and still being happy with just reading. Now I just stopped after last year and I miss it and I want to read more but I keep sulking about and not doing anything about it but all I do is complain and not actually take action which suck smh I need helpppp.
Need some advice!!!!
I actually have no clue how to deal with this because I am currently going through this but I will try. What hopefully should work is, similar to what I said for blogging, is rekindling some of that old reading love by reading some of your absolute, all time favorite, fabulous books who you think of like a child and remind yourself why you like to read and what you like to read (calm down Violet…). Another thing you can do is join some sort of social media platforms like Goodreads or other things (I don’t even know) to help you connect with readers and have a huge website that literally throws a bunch of books at you face (not the definition of literally but I gave up). My last piece of advice would be to find some reading blogs that give reviews and basically just talk a lot about reading??? That could help I suppose.
So that’s about as much advice I can give for one day. Apologies for this being so short, but later on, I will write longer posts since I won’t be in such a rush.
Was this post actually helpful and did you gain anything? Would you like to see longer posts by me? What are some ways you deal with your life problems (seriously #sendhelp)? Should I do more of these or nah?? What are your thoughts on finger guns?