We’ve all been there, in that dark place where we procrastinate and downright abhor writing. We avoid the imperfect sentences, the sagging storyline in need of an overhaul, or perhaps we avoid the new project. We think about that twisting road to completion and it overwhelms us to the point of shutdown. There are loads of other reasons we don’t want to write, of course. Maybe it’s because:
- You’d rather be doing something else. Anything else. Like eating chips and watching Downton Abbey re-runs, or clipping your toenails.
- You’re fed up with the roller coaster, soul-destroying nature of the industry. You’re so crispy-fried burnt, you can’t get out of a funk.
- For some reason, people just don’t get your story, your characters, or what you’re trying to do and you’re frustrated to high hell with it.
- You’re suffering through a multi-tiered attack of rejections.
- An alien has redirected your creative brainwaves and you can’t seem to recover them. Words fail you, ideas are whispers on the wind.
- You’ve just finished a major project and your brain feels like a decaying carcass.