Bleeding at my typewriter…

Ernest Hemingway once said, “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” But what happens, when you can’t bleed? You cut yourself a million times, you see the scars, you feel the pain, yet not a drop of blood flows. What happens when all your blood is gone, and you’re just a lump of mass? What about when you feel so dead inside? What about when everything is trapped inside you, but your skin got so thick with all the endurance that not even the sharpest sword can pierce you? What about then? How do you write when your own words betray you? How do you find words when you’ve lost yourself?

Fuck you, Hemingway, for painting such an easy picture! Words don’t come that easy.

To all the writers for whom writing is more than just or a hobby or a passion, but also a profession…
To the people who have to find words even when they have lost themselves…
To those brilliant writers who have to paint a beautiful happy day while there’s a storm raging in their lives and minds…
I salute you. Each and every one of you.

120 Comments Add yours

  1. Brandi S. says:

    I am so feeling this right now. I have so much to say, my thoughts are everywhere, yet I cannot find the words to write. It’s truly frustrating and definitely not an easy thing to do to force yourself to bleed what apparently doesn’t want to come out. Awesome and heartfelt post! 👏👏👏

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Brandi. I’m really sad that you could relate to this one. I hope you’ll feel better soon. Sending you loads of love. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      1. Brandi S. says:

        You’re very welcome and thank you! It will pass… hopefully soon! ❤️❤️❤️🤗

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      2. WildHeart says:

        I hope the same too. Have a beautiful day! ❤️

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      3. Brandi S. says:

        You too! ❤️

        Liked by 1 person

      4. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗♥️♥️

        Liked by 1 person

  2. imanishas007 says:

    This is the ultimate truth . I feel you 🤍🤍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      I really wished you didn’t feel it too. I hope writing comes easily to the both of us. Sending you loads and loads of love. ❤️❤️❤️

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      1. imanishas007 says:

        Yes I wish the same for us. I feel like the pressure of writing makes me do what i really don’t want to.
        It gets crazy sometimes . One just need to maintain the pace. Loads of love and hugs to you too ❤️❤️🤍🤍🤗

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      2. WildHeart says:

        Trueee… Loads of love and hugs to you too! ♥️♥️♥️♥️

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Charles says:

    You have to change your perspective.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Maybe… Our perception changes as we grow. 😬

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      1. Charles says:

        It does, trust me.

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  4. I hate the way I can relate to this….😔😔😔…

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    1. WildHeart says:

      We’ll get over this. Both of us. 🤗🤗😘😘♥️♥️

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      1. I’m sure we will……😚

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      2. I trust we will…..😘…….

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  5. Dakshali Gupta says:

    This is such a beautiful piece !
    We should salute you to writing this fabulous article and I’m totally agree with your perspective.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Dakshali. I’m so glad you liked this. It truly means a lot to me. ♥️♥️♥️

      Like

  6. uzzawal1911 says:

    You have painted a nice picture of a writer’s block. Well done 🙌

    Liked by 2 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Uzzawal. How have you been? 💕💕

      Liked by 1 person

      1. uzzawal1911 says:

        I am doing fine, thank you. How are you doing these days?

        Liked by 1 person

      2. WildHeart says:

        I’m okay. How are you?

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      3. uzzawal1911 says:

        I hope you start feeling better soon again. Your poems are great, may the right words find you. 🙌

        Liked by 1 person

      4. WildHeart says:

        Thank you, Uzzawal!

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  7. Ishita Gupta says:

    Wonderfully written. And so true. When you want to write something so badly, want to express your emotions, and it just wouldn’t come out! Really nice Shreya❤
    Thankfully I have dance to help me in these moments😉😁
    Love and hugs💕

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    1. WildHeart says:

      So glad you like it. And I’m even happier than dance helps you. I guess I gotta dance too. 😝
      Love and hugs to you too. ♥️♥️♥️🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘💕💕💕
      Take care!

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      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        Hope you are feeling better Shreya❤
        💕💕😘

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  8. bentrein says:

    If writing is no longer your hobby, quit. Those who make money writing are lucky – they make money slowly bleeding out. And if you can no longer bleed, you listen to music, for music goes to deep for your reason, but deep enough for your emotions. And once you’ve found the right music for you, you’ll bleed the Niagara falls.

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    1. bentrein says:

      And of course, quit, can also be for a while, nothing is ever for ever.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. WildHeart says:

        True… You’re always so knowledgeable. Thank you so much! I guess I’m taking a break from posting daily, writing only when words come to me. Not chasing it. 😬🙈🙈🙈

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      2. bentrein says:

        If you do, I have to say, I’ll miss it! But with just authors I feel the better work appears when the words come to them, instead of when the words are chased… Take your time.

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      3. WildHeart says:

        Thank you so much, Ben! ♥️

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  9. Anushk@ says:

    Shreya…this post of yours has become one of favourite now❤️
    I loved it because I could connect to it.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Anushka! ♥️♥️🤗🤗😘😘

      Like

  10. I think that’s what he actually meant by bleeding though. When the words won’t come, when there’s a million other things you’d rather do, when you think everything you write is shit, you just sit down and do it anyway.

    Thanks for this piece!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Stuart for your perception. I’m glad you liked it. I hope you stay with me through my blogging journey. Loads of love. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  11. Brad Osborne says:

    I know this pain and your beautiful words share yours so genuinely. These are hard moments for any writer. When the words don’t flow like rain water off a tile roof. Put the need to write aside for the moment. Focus on just being in the moments and let your feelings and imagination run wild without the need to capture it in words. Be patient, and the words will always return to you. I will patiently love you no matter how quiet it gets! ❤❤

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Brad! This truly means a lot to me. ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Seraja says:

    This is so true

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, dear! ♥️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Seraja says:

        ❤️😍my pleasure

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  13. Harsh says:

    We salute you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Haha… Thank you, Harsh! But why??

      Like

  14. Aa'eedah says:

    The first paragraph, oh dear! ❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Aa’eedah! ❤ ❤ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  15. And we salute you our favorite.
    You can write anything and it always makes sense. It was again a wonderful post Shreya!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Rashmi! ♥️

      Like

      1. Where are you Shreya?
        I miss you!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. WildHeart says:

        I’m in a hiding, I’ll be back soon. I miss you too!

        Like

      3. I’ll be waiting!

        Liked by 1 person

      4. WildHeart says:

        I’m posting something tomorrow. I’m back. Not as active as before. But I’m back. I missed you. Love you so much! ❤ ❤

        Like

      5. I am excited!
        And I am happy to see you back!

        Yesterday only I told Anushka that I miss Shreya!

        Liked by 1 person

      6. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘♥️♥️♥️

        Liked by 1 person

  16. CRAZY IDEAS WITH CRAZY FUN! says:

    You are seriously KILLING it Shreya! AMAZING POST! Plus so true as well!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you, Eshal! 💕💕💕

      Liked by 1 person

      1. CRAZY IDEAS WITH CRAZY FUN! says:

        Any time Shreya!!!!

        Like

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you, Era! ♥️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Era says:

        Anytime ❣❣
        How you been ?

        Liked by 1 person

      2. WildHeart says:

        I’ve been okay. How are you?

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Era says:

        Hope everything is fine
        I am fine too
        Take care and stay safe 💙

        Liked by 1 person

      4. WildHeart says:

        Everything is fine. ❤ ❤ Sending you loads of love!

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Era says:

        ❣❣💙💙🤗🤗

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Kaylen says:

    Beautiful post! This is one of my favorite quotes but you are so right. Writing is not easy all the time. We can’t always expect blood but we can expect the cuts.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you, Kaylen! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Nathi says:

    Shreya, your words deeply resonated with me💕

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Nathi! ❤ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Maseera says:

    I know this feeling. Scattered thoughts from a chaotic mind are hard to write down. But we can overcome it and I hope we do✨

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Me too. So glad you could understand it. Sending you loads and loads of love! ❤ ❤ ❤

      Like

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Krisha. It truly means a lot to me. ❤ ❤

      Like

  20. Bryan Wagner says:

    I have found that having a structure in place works well. I don’t always produce anything that I immediately see has value. Yet, there is, long term value that rises from seemingly random writing. So I write during my scheduled times. I agree with you, I admire those of us who write and in involved in self expression knowing that the recipients are unknown. Thanks for this post.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Bryan. I guess I really need to find a scheduled time too. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Haroon Mirza says:

    Hello friend I hope you are fine

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      I’m fine. How are you?

      Liked by 1 person

  22. WildHeart, I nominated you for the Vincent Ehindero blogger award!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Chloe! I’ll definitely do it soon. ❤ ❤ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Hey Shreya i hope everything okay, I could sense something nasty you might be going through or it’s just your writing skills that made me think that.. well truly for all those who have writing more than anything.. striving through other things, it really matters. just good luck to us for the future

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  24. Anish Nair says:

    Hey, Awesome post. I salute you! How you doing btw?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Anish. I’m doing good. How are you?

      Like

      1. Anish Nair says:

        Been better…adjusting to the new normal

        Liked by 1 person

      2. WildHeart says:

        Don’t you like the new normal?

        Like

      3. Anish Nair says:

        The new normal is good…but I’m still in quarantine!

        Liked by 1 person

      4. WildHeart says:

        Why? What happened?

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      5. Anish Nair says:

        Inter state travel for work!

        Liked by 1 person

      6. WildHeart says:

        Ohhh… Take care. Stay safe!

        Like

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Nancy! ❤ ❤

      Like

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    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much for accepting it. I’ll definitely, check it out!

      Like

  26. I nominated you for The Vincent Ehindero award
    https://wp.me/pbVePp-7L

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Shounak. It truly means a lot to me. ❤ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      1. The pleasure is mine. Also I saw the last poem of yours. Dunno but if it’s only a work of literature then it’s awesome! If its something you’re writing out of real life, I hope you’re better now. Take care

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      2. WildHeart says:

        I’m better now Shounak. Just had a lot of thoughts in mind… You too take care and stay safe! ♥️♥️

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  27. I missed reading your posts for a while. This one is really good. We bleed and I agree, unlike Hemingway, words don’t come each time.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Praneet. So glad you agree! ❤ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Charles says:

    So what’s up? Are you okay?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      I’m good. How have you been?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Charles says:

        Okay so far, but it’s really hot here today. You looking for some prompts> I have a link I can share with you, as soon as I find it.

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      2. Charles says:

        Here is a link to a woman who follows me. She posts some really unique prompts once a month. Maybe one of them will inspire you if your typewriter is still bleeding. 🙂

        https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2020/07/01/july-writing-prompts-2/#comment-22531

        I told her you were a very ambitious writer. 🙂

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  29. Sometimes we do run out of words to write , happened to me for years , but the important thing is the words we haven’t written , we’ve lived to the fullest. Take care.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, dear. You too take care. And stay safe! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Ishita Gupta says:

    Hi Shreya! I hope you are feeling better. Missing you and your poems❤ Sending you lots of love and hugs dear. Hope you feel well soon💕
    Ishita🌹

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      I’m back Ishita. I’ll start posting from tomorrow. Don’t expect a big bang amazing post entry though. I’m just crawling back to the blogging world. Thank you so much for the love and support you keep showing me. Sending loads and loads of love back to you. ❤ ❤ ❤ How have you been?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        That’s great to know Shreya❤❤ I’ll just be happy to read a new post from you, doesn’t have to be a “big bang amazing” post😁
        I have been well Shreya, thanks for asking💖❤

        xoxoxoxoxo…

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      2. WildHeart says:

        I haven’t been reading your blogs… I’ll read it tonight and tomorrow. I was like totally out of WP for the past few days… 🤗🤗😘😘♥️♥️

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      3. Ishita Gupta says:

        Take your time, hon💖 I noticed your absence, of course. But don’t worry, read whenever you have time, and just remember to TAKE CARE❤❤

        Love you💕
        Ishita

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      4. WildHeart says:

        Thank you so much dear. 🤗🤗🤗😘😘♥️♥️

        Liked by 1 person

      5. WildHeart says:

        ♥️♥️♥️

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