I've been employing word count to set goals for my writing, and using National Novel Writing Month guidelines as my guide. This process has also provided me with data.
I think that I'd going to have to admit that my writing inspiration comes from a high power. I have no other way to explain that for the entire month of February I only wrote 6,409 words and then in one day. One day. On Tuesday, March 1, I was able to write 3,207 words.
I'm convinced that my writing muse struck me upside the head this morning. I love days when the words just flow, and death to anyone that even attempts to interrupt me from my flow.
To fight writer's block, the dread disease, I just keep moving forward - just not on a treadmill.
-I write, even if it just a couple words a day. It keeps the story fresh in my mind.
-I read romance novels (just finished Kresley Cole's Sweet Ruin - amazing).
-I read books about writing, such as On Writing Romance: How to Craft a Novel that Sells by Leigh Michaels and No Plot? No Problem! A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty.
-I research for upcoming books and career. For example romanceuniversity.org is a great website and I'm thinking about going to the Romance Writers of America Conference
-I update my social media
One last thought about writer's block: I don't know if it's because I'm female, but I also notice that the words flow more freely during certain periods of my cycle than others (puns intended).