Thursday, July 5, 2012

When the words won’t come

I am a writer, or I like to think I am. It’s my passion. It’s what I do to express myself. It’s what I love. But, what happens when the words simply won’t come? What happens when I sit down at the computer and stare at the flashing cursor until I want to scream?

If you are reading this and are thinking “Wow, this happens to me sometimes!”, then welcome to the club. It happens to us all at times and sometimes it happens more than we would like to admit.

So, here are a few things that I do to cure the writing blues.

1) Sit down and write- Now, I know this sounds simple and you are probably thinking, “Sarah, this is so obvious.”, but it’s true. Sit down and write. If you know where your story needs to go, then skip ahead. Once you start writing, then you will be surprised how easily the words come back.

2) Listen to a song that inspires me

3) Step back and walk away

4) If I am REALLY having a hard time, I give myself the night off. I only do this if I have worked so long and I feel like I am going to toss my laptop across the room

The main thing is DON’T GIVE UP!!!

PS- I need to blog more often lol!!!

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