BooksFeeling a loss of inspiration? Telling yourself your novel is hopeless? Writing feels boring or useless? Then you, my friend, have writer's block. Yes! Writer's block is real. It's not an excuse or a break. It's a real problem. So I've devised a couple cures to get those fingers moving again. I know at least will help you.
1. Keep writing! I know. It sound a bit counterintuitive. But sometimes the only way to get through is to push through! Get to the end of that book— after all, writing the ending is the most satisfying part. Then later on, while re-writing, you'll have a chance to make the middle a bit more interesting for readers.
2. Take a break. There may be no point in trying to write if you’re only going to get frustrated. When you're writing, the whole point is express yourself. If you have writer’s block then there’s no point in trying to push a story out . Walk away for a few days. Gather some new inspiration for your story. Try taking a hike or reading some other books. I know a good selection! Or trying doing something you love!
I hope this helped a few through their writer's block pains!
Until next time!
I haven't been writing. I joined camp NaNoWriMo because I thought it was going to help motivate me to reach my writing goals, but I haven't done any writing. I've done a minimal amount, but I've barely finished the second chapter. And that's the big deal issue. You know, I've barely gotten started is what I'm saying. So I blocked out April 22nd to be a writing day after I had breakfast, two hours later I still hadn't done anything. I forgot that I had to work.
So a couple of days later, I still haven't done any writing. I don't know. I can't remember what I did. I started writing and maybe got like a couple sentences and maybe a paragraph. But now you know my writing process and why it takes me so long to finish books. I procrastinate like no other. I don't have any excuse.
So I did do a lot of work then. Really. I worked. I got 1000 words in but then. I got maybe 200 then next day. I don't have the actual count, but I doubt it was even 200 words. So I did not have the greatest most productive weekend. I didn't have the most productive week either.
My productivity, for me personally, it kind of revolves around my state of being and as of late I'm not in the great state of being and I think writing this book had been the longest so far. I started back in January and now it's May and I'm still working on the second chapter. So it's shaping up to be like a 2-year project which it hasn't taken me that long since my very first book when I didn't think I could actually publish it. Now I have a system and I can't follow it and that's just like my whole life and mental state right now.
But I would like to know your tips. You know, like how you get out of your funk or back into writing. That's all I have for now. Bye!