There is deafening silence all around with a blank paper staring back menacingly at you. You feel like all your ideas are sucked away, making you feel powerless and paralyzed.
Writing anxiety is mostly situational and it is, therefore, necessary to identify what causes anxiety. Understanding the causes is the first step towards addressing anxiety itself.
Anxiety often results from discomfort caused by various elements like tight deadlines, unfamiliar topics, unexplored genres, varied audience, fear of criticism, wobbly self-confidence, sleep deprivation, hunger, high expectations, and just about anything that makes you feel a little off.
And don’t you already know that this “feeling off” is only temporary? You know it, yes, but then again there’s self-doubt that feeds on your confidence and makes you think otherwise. Continue reading