Writing is an art, and that is something most writers are already aware of. If you ask me how writing is an art, I will simply tell you that the “art” basically means the way of expressing oneself through one medium or another. Just like we call a musician an artist, it is safe to say that we can call a writer an artist too.
However, it is also necessary to understand that writing is not something that comes naturally, there are times when a writer fails to conjure up a word, let alone a complete sentence or a paragraph. Now I have to say that that phase of writer’s block is completely fine as even some of the most prolific writers in the history have gone through that, and have managed to overcome that as well.
Another thing you want to know that if you are having a hard time writing, there might be a way out by simply letting things go. There have been several instances in which the writers have admitted that most of their ideas have come through by surrendering and letting go. There are times when the internal struggles just overwhelm a person, and instead of doing anything else about the struggle, the writers simply decide to let go of it, and release everything on a paper.
With that said, one can easily say that there is a deep connection between writing and letting go; however, it is not necessary to always let go of things just because you want to write. You have a muse, you can write, you can’t find anything to anything on your muse, notice closely, and then see whether or not you can find something that you are willing to write about.
The simplest thing about writing is that you can do anywhere you want, however you want, on whatever you want. I know some people say that you need a pen and a paper in order to get the true feeling but the good thing is that it is not true. I remember there was a time when I was traveling by air for the first time, and my travel anxiety kicked in right as I entered the airport, I still had 2 hours left in my flight, and as I was anxiously sitting in the lounge waiting for the announcement, I decided to let go of everything, and started writing on a piece of paper that I had in my backpack. Even though I could not understand what I had written on the piece of paper after a while, but that process of writing in a very horrible calligraphy helped me channel my inner fears into a piece of writing that helped me overcome my momentary travel anxiety.
I know it is easier said than done, but one simply can’t let the anxiety or fear take the best of us when we certainly can best it with ease and determination. This is important.