Hi Readers, Again

I’ve got to change how (and what) I write, once more

Anna Mercury
8 min readNov 6, 2023
Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash

Hello ethereal Internet friends, readers new and old, how’s it going?

So, I’ve got writer’s block.

I don’t really use social media, so I don’t have anywhere else to post this for people to see, hence why I write these personal updates here. I’m feeling a lot of feelings about writing these days. I’m struggling more and more each week to scrape essays together, to give them the care they deserve to be the best quality they can be. I just feel drained.

TL;DR: I’m gonna be blogging less for a while, I think. And probably writing more fiction and less nonfiction.

Now back to The One in Which I Psychoanalyze Myself as a Writer Again.

I seem to be the kind of person who just can’t keep a cohesive schedule for long. If you think my writing is inconsistent, honey, you should see the rest of my life. I’ve been trying to be more “disciplined” with my writing schedule— that’s the word I always use — in the sincere belief that a little bit of discipline is all that stands between my work being a pile of haphazard chaos and becoming truly “successful,” another word my inner monologue likes to throw around a lot.