Writing Slumps: they sound fun, but...

September 23, 2013

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 ...My name is Lauren and I have a problem. <sighs, staring longingly at the keyboard of my computer> It's been 52 days since my last surge of inspiration. I've given into procrastination too many times to count, and I need help...

That's why I'd say if there was an AA-type program for what I'm going through right now. WRITER'S BLOCK. It's the suckiest thing that ever sucked, and right now, I'm under its spell. So, what to do? I know I should be writing. I have not only one, but TWO books planned out and ready to go, but neither the drive, nor the inclination, to write.

 pro·crasti·nation n.
The act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or deferring an action to a later time.

 
I'm an author (at least part time). I should be writing. I should be dreaming about writing while I'm busy at work. I should be thinking about 24/7, but the unfortunate reality is that I'm not. Perhaps I've used up all my creative energy for this year - pretty disappointing considering I've only written two books, and it's only September.

I need to justify only working casually. I need to be writing. So, what to do? If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them! In the meantime, I'm throwing myself into reading and reviewing more, and branching out by getting involved in blog tours with an entirely new group of people.

I must admit, I really like reviewing. I had to start another blog, something separate from this one where I could review Contemporary Romance books and not feel silly posting them onto a blog clearly focusing on violence and the fantasy genre. With that in mind, I started up my new blog Between the Lines to help get over the writer's block.

I really hope it works. I'm going a little crazy knowing that I should be producing work when I'm not. I also started designing more and more swag on Photoshop, finding that creative outlet somewhat better than the drowning black abyss of writer's block. <sigh> Wish me luck, I guess... 


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