Lately, I've been feeling stuck. When I first set out, I envisioned writing every day but it's taken me several days to get back to the story once again. After a strong start and a sagging middle I didn't know how to end my short story. Yesterday I sat down and wrote doggedly. The words… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 19
Burnout vs writer's block - an examination of the key differences between the two creative blocking issues that commonly affect writers.
I didn't get as much done today as I'd hoped but I did make progress and I'm still way ahead of my targets. What's nice it that when I tried NaNoWriMo previously, in November, my project had already fallen flat. Though I'm only working on a short story, I'm writing something very different to what… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 10
It's been a couple of days since I've done a Camp NaNo update. At the last update I mentioned being stuck in my story but being committed to making sure the temporary slump didn't stretch out into months, or more. I had to do a double take at the date. It doesn't feel like 5… Continue reading Camp NaNoWrimo: Day 9
I've not done much work on my story the last couple of days. I've been thinking my way out of the rut but maybe I need to be writing my way out. I'm especially tired today and while I don't want to burn out from pushing myself too hard, I'm mindful that momentum is easily… Continue reading No loitering