I don’t believe in writer’s block.
That said, I’ve been stuck on my current work in progress (WIP) for the past couple of weeks. It’s not flowing the way it should and I really needed to finish it by the end of this month. I think part of my problem is that I’m looking at the whole elephant, not one bite at a time. So what do I do? I write a little (not enough) then find anything else in the world to do that will take me away from my story!
Over the past week, I’ve painted an office, mulched my garden, mowed my yard, and even got the clippers out and went after my malti-poo, much to her dislike. And what do I have to show for it? Well, a nicely mulched garden, a mowed front yard, a butchered haircut on my dog and not enough words to finish the darned book. So today is Sunday and I’m clearing my plate (another word for procrastinating again) so that on Monday, I’ll start afresh on those words I need. I’ll disconnect myself from the internet, emails, phone calls and family until I get my wordcount each day. I do so solemnly swear!
What do you do when you’re stuck? Procrastinate like me? Or get to work, pushing your way through until it gets done? May your week be as productive as I will make mine!