Today is the day. I am going to beat my 8-month long writer’s block. I am going to start writing on a consistent basis and I will not get distracted. I will finish this post and maybe even publish it.
What caused this writer’s block? What has taken me so long to get back in the groove of writing? I love writing, so what’s the big deal. Everyday I keep telling myself, “Today is going to be the day.” The next thing I know the day has gotten away from me and I find myself saying, “Ok, tomorrow is going to be the day. I will start tomorrow.” I don’t let myself get away with this thinking and procrastination when it comes to working out so I need to break this trend with my writing. Today is the day the procrastination stops.
My game plan for getting back on track:
- Getting started right now! As my husband told me this morning, “The most obvious thing you have to do to break writer’s block is to start writing.”
- Removing obstacles and making it easy to just sit down and write. As I sat down to write this post I ran into all sort of obstacles because it had been so long since I had written. Microsoft Word wanted me to login and I couldn’t find my correct login information. My email was open so I got distracted reading emails. I finally just had to close everything down, put Word in full-screen mode and just start writing.
- Set aside 20 minutes a day to write.
- Put myself in a distraction free zone. I will turn off my phone, close my door and just write for 20 minutes.
- Find accountability partners. There are tons of groups on Facebook for writing support. I will find ONE of those groups to participate in and I will only use one group because if I join more than one I will just get distracted.
Look at that! I just wrote my first blog post in ages and I am one step closer to beating my writer’s block. I will be back tomorrow. In the meantime, it’s time to edit and post.
If you have made it this far, I want to hear from you. Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? If so, how did you beat it?