Ribo turns hostile!

[If you don’t know about the character Ribo, he is my Writer’s Block.  Please read my previous posts Ribo – A short fiction and My Tryst with Ribo continues and Ribo gets outside support to understand his motivations, the way he works and our conversations. Those who know about Ribo, carry on with this post.]

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Last time around, Ribo promised to break the writer me.  I’m afraid, he almost managed to do so.  Here is the conversation we had.

“Ribo. Ribo. Ribo. I am starting to hate you.” I said.

“Hahaha. I told you, I would get to you one day.” Ribo said.

“Yeah, for now. I accept that you got the better of me.”

“Now that I have an upper hand, I will put more pressure and will eventually break you buddy, as if you aren’t broken already.” Continue reading

Am I my own enemy?

I wrote this piece long time back.  It was in my draft, now publishing this.

That feeling of not able to achieve what I am capable of.

That feeling of emptiness where I don’t feel appreciated.

That feeling of not being able to help others despite having the heart to do that.

That feeling of sometimes not even being able to help myself.

That feeling of betraying my own self by not accomplishing things that I was supposed to. Continue reading

A rant about flawed rules

I attended a writer’s event recently, where I met a reader/writer.  We talked, became friends and he was rubbishing about the rules of so much blog posts as part of the entry criteria for making into a particular blogging community.

I was thinking, why was he so upset.

Then I read one of his blog posts A Definitive pursuit and then understood the real reason behind his frustration.

But even then, I was not completely empathetic towards his situation until it happened to me.

He had a goal of 10 posts.  I had 20, which I completed recently. Continue reading