Writers block… What is it?

To be honest I have no idea, but I think I have it. I’ve been writing and writing and am half way through a 30k novella which I plan on releasing for free. The problem is all but 2k of it is shite.  At least that’s what I think anyway. I thought maybe it was the story, maybe I had trouble getting into the character’s heads as they’re quite complex. I blamed the story, too many elements and a theme I had trouble understanding.

So I shelved it and started outlining another story which the characters were pushing to be heard. I started writing the first scene on that story, got to about 500 words and realised it wasn’t the story that was the problem. It was me!

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Oh, don’t mind him, he’s just here to look pretty.

The words aren’t flowing properly. It’s disjointed and all over the place. And it’s giving me a rather large headache as I try to struggle through the shitty words that shouldn’t have been written in the first place.

So is this writers block? Probably. Who knows? All I know is everything I’ve written in the last few weeks is a pile of crap, so I’m stepping back from writing until I can do it again with an element of confidence.

What does this mean for any upcoming releases? Nothing at all. I have written two novels and a short story which will all come out in the second half of this year. I have this year covered. However, next year is a different matter, but I don’t expect this period of non writing to last very long.

Chin up! It’s not like I haven’t anything to do. I’ve always got editing…


RJ

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