Writers Block Sucks Ass!

Happy Friday everyone! I thought it would be a good time to update you on my writing progress, or rather lack there of. After having a pretty successful writing month last April, I was hoping to also be super productive in May. Unfortunately, I’ve come down with the worst case of writer’s block ever!

Writer’s block is a curse that keeps coming back to haunt me. I have yet to find a good way to cope with it. Usually I avoid writing for a while, then come up with a new idea and work on that instead. Eventually I find my way back to the original thing I was working on. That could take anywhere from 1 to 8 months. I’m literally the worst when writer’s block hits me.

I think this dreaded curse has found me again for a few reasons. The first is that I have been quite busy lately and I think I’ve spread myself a little too thin. When I find time to write, I am so tired that all I want to do is watch TV, read, or sleep. Another reason is that I’ve gotten to scenes that I haven’t thought much about. I’ve only got 1 really figured out. The 1.5 are definitely vaguer in my mind.

The main reason writer’s block has found me again is definitely due to the current scene I’m working on. It has drastically changed from my original outline and has been throwing me off. The 2 characters the scene revolves around are 2 of my favorites, so it’s surprising and frustrating that I can’t get through it. I think what is hard is figuring out their slightly weird relationship to each other. They’re sort of friends, but one character is slowly subconsciously falling for the other. This is the start of that happening and I’m struggling with how exactly to play it.

Thankfully, I think I’ve made a break through. However, I can feel the writer’s block lingering and want it to just disappear.

Have any of you guys experienced writer’s block before? How do you typically get over it? Any tips for this is welcome. The only one that has worked for me is to find what isn’t working and fix it so I can move on. Any new tips are welcome, since I clearly need better ways to cope. 

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