I didn’t want to write this story today

My honest confession

Biliz Maharjan

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Photo by Resume Genius on Unsplash

I haven’t written anything for over a week.

I know! I know!

With all the advice I’ve been throwing around about writing every day and being consistent, I am guilty of not doing the work myself.

There’s a reason for that.

It might sound like an excuse. I should have continued writing and working. But I stopped because of the Diwali festival.

I am from Nepal. We have many festivals and holidays. Diwali (or, as we Nepalese call it, Tihar) is one of the biggest festivals in the country. We celebrate it for five days.

I’ve been busy with the rituals and celebrations.

I wanted to keep writing during the holidays because I thought I would have at least a few hours to write. I could have managed to write a few stories.

But I chose not to.

The festival is over now. It’s been two days. But I’m having difficulty catching up with my daily writing habits. I tried to write an article yesterday. I couldn’t. My mind froze.

It’s not that I didn’t have any topic in mind. I have a list of ideas in my journal. Yet, I couldn’t get myself to start.

It’s happened before. But this time, it is more challenging.

Maybe because I had been maintaining consistency before the festival began.

I’m writing this from a cafe. Honestly, I didn’t want to write this article. I’m still in a holiday mood. You might have observed from my style that I have not practiced my craft for a while.

The cafe is noisy, with all the tourist groups sitting beside my table.

I usually write in silence.

But I can’t keep making excuses for not starting. So, I wanted to force myself to write this article.

Taking breaks is good.

But sometimes, getting out of a break can be a challenge.

I should have written at least a few words during my holiday. It would have kept me consistent.

It’s nice that I could force myself to write this post. Despite the internal difficulties, I want…

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Biliz Maharjan

I write about self-improvement, creativity, and writing. Free writing guide—store.bilizmaharjan.com