Feeling uninspired and unmotivated is one thing. Feeling blocked or at an impasse is another.
Here are ways to beat writer’s block and write the next New York Times bestseller.
Take a shower/bath.
A shower somehow seems to solve everything. Maybe water is magical. Somehow, I have my best ideas during the most inconvenient times possible.
Take a walk.
It doesn’t have to be a long one. Get outside. Breathe in some fresh air. It helps clear your mind. Who knows, an idea might strike you while you’re out in nature, talking to flowers or trees.
Take a break.
And have fun. If, like me, you’ve forgotten the definition of fun, it might be a sign you need a new dictionary. Sometimes you may be better off relaxing for a little bit before returning to your work in progress. A break never hurt anyone, did it?
Take your time.
Writer’s block doesn’t care about your feelings. It will stay as long as it wants to. Just remember everything comes to an end. Nothing ever lasts. Before you know it, you’ll be back on track. Don’t forget you have an entire lifetime to write.
I should be a writer’s block doctor. If writing doesn’t work out, at least I have another career to fall back on. What do you think?
On a serious note, I hope I see your books on the charts one day.