First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS! If you’ve made it this far, way to go! Sticking it out and getting 10,000 or 100,000 words down on paper is awesome, and you should be congratulated!
Second, and most hopefully, this message isn’t reaching you too late. Maybe it might have been better suited for the middle of November rather than the last day, but for those of you November Novelists who do this all the time maybe its time for a change.
Do you feel like you’re in a writing funk?
Emily Harstone from Authors Publish tells us five great ways to get out of a writing rut. Now, I know we just spent a month of writing where the goal was to put words to page every day; however, changing up how you put those words to the page may chase away the ghosts of writer’s block and finicky muses.
Read the entire article by clicking the link below, and enjoy an excerpt about the frustrating experience of the writing rut.
Slump, funk, and rut are all names I have heard used more than once to describe that feeling writers get of being stuck. The details differ depending on the author, however many describe it as not writing anything new. Instead they are rehashing the same topic over and over again. Or, even if they are capable of writing something new, they don’t want to, they don’t feel any joy when they think of writing. It is different than writers block because most writers still write during this period, they just don’t enjoy writing, and they don’t like the work they produce.