Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Writer's Block

Recently I haven't been feeling very "write-y".  Or creative.  Just sort of... blah.  My mind isn't racing.  It's weird.  I think I have Writer's Block.  It makes me sad.  And NaNoWriMo is just around the corner... WHAT SHALL I DO?????  Ah hem.  Mini freak out.

I just haven't been feeling very inspired.  I have several airship books checked out for my possible Steampunk NaNo idea, but I don't know if that's what I want to do.  I haven't written more than a thousand words on my current WIP in over a week-- though yesterday I wrote about 600 words, which is the most I've written recently.  Basically, I'm freaking out.

Also, what do I do if I don't have an idea for NaNo?  I mean, I have several-- but none seem quite interesting enough.  Then again, mine last year didn't either.  Still.  Bleh.  Okay.  This is short, but I'm posting it.

Writer's block makes me unhapppy!  Anyone got any good tips on making it go away?

The Dandy Lioness


  1. Reading helps me break writers block, sometimes; and just ignoring the writing all together can help. Though with NaNoWriMo so close, that might be cutting it close--I'm feeling the pressure, too, since I have yet to plot or think hard about the idea I'm planning to use. :P

  2. Yeah. But I just can't find any books that make me feel super excited. I'm rereading Howl's Moving Castle, because I was hoping it would help me get more excited-- but it didn't. I need something new and fresh and exciting... and I need it in 11 days. Also... ideas. Eep. And for some reason the books that I'm number 2 in line for on the library website hold list (out of about seven copies) that came out several weeks ago have yet to come in. Which is annoying. Hopefully I shall break this writer's block!

  3. How can Howl's Moving Castle not break a writer's block? Try House of Many Ways...that should help you break that writer's block.

  4. I read that one too. MERF. What shall I do??? I think I just need something new and exciting, though I do love going back to old favorites. And I need this new/exciting book SOON.