Today, we begin a new week of the Authors Blog Challenge. I hope you’ve enjoyed the topics so far, and the ones that are to come.
Today’s topic is something all authors face at one point in their careers.
The dreaded writer’s block
There’s no worse feeling than wanting to write, but you can’t.
At some point, we as authors have gone through this block. Just recently, I write a similar post about my own writing funk.
So, how does one get through this block?
My first rule in dealing with writer’s block is simple.
This is important when you’re blocked. I know you want to write, but if the words aren’t flowing, don’t force yourself to write.
That’s the worst thing you can do.
If you end up forcing yourself, you’ll end up messing up your story. And that’s something you certainly don’t want.
One of the things I’ve found that helps with writer’s block is taking a rest.
It can be a couple of days, a week, or even longer. It depends on how much time you need.
During the break it’s important to clear you mind.
I like to listen to music, read, color, or just sit outside enjoying the sights of nature. Just do something to relax.
Once you start to unwind and clear you head, then before too long the ideas should start flowing.