At the beginning of the year I was at point where I wasn’t sure what was next for me in my writing journey. I never thought I would get to a point where I considered shelfing my novel Torque.
Fear. It can one of may blocks in the road for writers when they start or finish a project. I began to struggle with this after coming back from vacation and missing my self-imposed deadline. I kept putting my morning writing off until the evening and then I would say I’m tired and head to bed.
Anytime I did “try” and write, I kept distracting myself on the internet.
Trying to think of ways to link your scenes together is as hard as looking at a blank page.
But the other day I realized that it was just the fear and self-doubt keeping me from going back to what I enjoy.
Maybe it’s good to start small. But for some of us, we decided that we would start with a large manuscript.
Once you finally realize what you’ve done, you’ve already told so many people that you’re working on a novel. You probably feel kind stuck right now…
Sometimes in order to get in the mood to write, I like to turn on my music. I use it […]
I’ve come to realize why it’s hard to write, and why it may be hard for others to write. The expectancy of x amount of pages for chapter or book.
When someone expects a certain amount or as a writer, you pressure yourself to get the amount you want or need, it can take the fun out of writing. It can make your writing area into a stressful environment. Which is not very productive.
It’s all some writers, like myself, can think about when writing. It started to make me feel unmotivated when I tried and write Torque.
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Since I am going to college for journalism, specifically magazine journalism, writing has been a love-hate relationship. I […]