Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Fighting Writer's Block

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).

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