Not Writer’s Block… Writer’s Overload

Another Writer’s Struggle

Grace Bianco

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By Grace K. Bianco

Everyone has heard of writer’s block, but what about the complete opposite of it?

Written in the back of my brainstorm notebook: “Grace’s Book of Everything and Nothing”

I have never heard a name for it. So for the purpose of this blog, we are going with “Writer’s Overload”.

This is something I struggle with. I have so many ideas, and I get burnt out from it. I never know which blog to publish the idea on. I never know if I should write out this idea or that idea first. If I come up with an idea, I have to hurry and write it down. I will forget it by a new idea quickly after if I don’t.

I have about five different note tabs on my phone with the title “Blog Ideas”. I have a notebook with various pages full of ideas. I am chaotically organized, but it’s because my mind never stops brainstorming.

This sounds like a good thing. I have so many topics to write about, but the only problem is I have multiple places I could either post or submit the blog to. There’s other blogs who like getting submissions. There’s various places online to submit writing. On top of that, I have TWO blogs that I try to keep up with. My medium blog and my more personal, newkindofliving.com, blog are always an ongoing debate in my head. Should I put equal time and effort into them both? What topics do I post on this one or that one?

When I get an opportunity to write somewhere else, I put that as number one priority in my work (obviously?? lol.) I am not into outlines. I quickly brainstorm what I want to say and how I want to conclude it. I try to come up with a title first, and work from there. I write as much as I can in one sitting. I do not like taking breaks. I feel like my mind is a constant stream of ideas, and I will mess it up with a break. Should I put all of my focus into my assignment or do I need to keep posting?**

This then gives me a raging headache. My mind is bursting with ideas. I am writing multiple things at one time. Oh and did I mention I have to keep up with social media? Post here and post there, but don’t forget to share anything slightly exciting about your life to keep your audience engaged.

Should I write another book? I already did it once, but maybe a different topic or a different…

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Grace Bianco

I am the author of “Party Pooper: Growing up with Anxiety.” I love oversharing my life. I talk about my faith, marriage, mental health, & everything in between.