Thursday, 11 August 2016

To Write Or Not To Write

I am an occasional writer, or perhaps one aspiring to be. This realization dawns upon me as I sit down to write after a long time. I often feel an urge to pen down my thoughts but something or the other comes in the way of my bleak dedication. Be it lack of composite ideas, pre-occupation in some other work or mere shameless procrastination. However, I could fill pages if I had to write about my daily activities, my writing block or my apprehensions. But then I stop and ask myself- who would want to read all this? Who am I? A celebrity? A sports icon? An acclaimed actor? The truth is I am nothing; just a breathing piece of flesh in this vast universe ruled by numerous talented and twinkling stars. I am just a dull member of the galaxy clouded by the ever so magnificent moon. So I realize that if and when I wish to write I must consciously decide to distinguish the writing from the writer. It may pour itself into the pages like rain droplets hissing down the window pane but I must make sure that the window remains shut.

So what shall I write about? Love? Nah. It is clichΓ© to the point that all of my poems end up glorifying the purpose, existence and importance of it regardless of the theme I had begun with. Also, I have never been in a relationship. I know nothing. (But isn’t it the job of a writer to imagine and create what is not there?)

So I tell myself to move beyond love and write a story about, umm, well, a war. A gruesome war narrative that would stir the soul of the reader by bringing to life the struggles of millions of those scarred from the clutches of the monster that destroys both the perpetrator and the preventer. But how could I even dare to think that I am capable of such an endeavor? I have no experience or research accomplishments whatsoever. How will I ever be able to understand the gravity without having sufficiently read, heard or searched?

Now I search for a lighter topic, something that would not be beyond my capabilities and something that could attract more readers. So I pick a recent controversy and plan to voice my opinion in order to give a new angle to the event. Finally, the nib of my pen touches the page of my new diary and I see that the ink has already dried up.


  1. Glad to see you back, writing :) Keep it up. πŸ‘✌

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  3. Glad to see you back, writing :)
    Keep it up. πŸ‘✌

  4. You are you yourself and this is not a small thing..
    You should be proud that you are you yourself! ;)
    You are a writer, and will surely become famous one day..
    You are not a celebrity, but you never know!
    You are not an actor, but you never know!
    You are you yourself and you never know what the shining rays of tomorrow bring for you? They can be the beginning of a new life for you.. they can be your lucky charm.. they can be your glorified future.. you never know!! :)
    (well,the last few lines be a part of my self composed poem and I found it apt. to use them here πŸ˜…)

    1. Wow. Thank you so much mahima, love you always :*

  5. Great post. it's so relatable...! :D

  6. Ishita ! You are amazing girl. Keep writing 😘

  7. Ishita ! You are amazing girl. Keep writing 😘

  8. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.

  9. Awesome work. Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share.

  10. You are ISHITA DUTT (ishii). And u are aware of ur capabilities. That is the only thing that requires to be known by others. When u will believe in yourself , surely others will too