As my readership of three can tell you, I've had classic writer's block for some time now. The book The War of Art is about our inner battle with a character the author calls Resistance. Resistance is very crafty - sometimes posing as your friend... other times your harshest critic. Regardless of the form he takes, at his core Resistance is the voice of self doubt.
Resistance can never be vanquished completely, and the more he wins the stronger he gets. It is a lonely battle, but sometimes we get unexpected help. My stagnated blog recently got a new reader who let me know how much the story of Ugly Becky touched her...
"Your writing is genuine, wise and and to me, captivating. I find so many people posing as motivators who are lacking the gifts of humility and believability. You have those gifts."
In an instant all the carefully placed papers of self doubt were blown off Resistance's desk. Oh, he was furious! That's right... I'm back, baby. But more importantly, I am reminded of the positive impact our words can have on each other.