We’ve all been there. After coming up with a great plot, interesting character, and a couple of chapters, motivation starts to trickle off. Or, in my case right now, I want to write, but am afraid that everything I write will be terrible, so I don’t write, and come here instead to preach to the internet about the art of writing.
Anyways, if you couldn’t tell, I’m a little disappointed in myself for having such trouble writing this book. When writing my previous novel, I didn’t have these problems. I stay motivated and inspired until about chapter 20, when I became plagued with the thought that I am a terrible writer and then didn’t write for about three months. But hey, at least I finished that novel. I’m only five chapters into this one, and thoroughly convinced that I have lost any talent I once had for writing. Don’t get me wrong – I love my plot and my characters, but I just can’t bring myself to write what I had planned. Instead, I spend most of my time thinking up fluffy fanfiction like scenes. And I’m not proud of it.
So, here are my top ways to find inspiration and beat writer’s block. Hope you enjoy!