So what happens when a writer gets writers block? I would hope they try to work through it, find inspiration and persevere. What did I do? I forced myself, at pen point, to finish my novel and ended up resenting it. Was it my writing decent? Maybe. Was it a good story? I hope so. The fact is I resented it. I had high hopes for my story, a part of me still does. Perhaps in the future, maybe even in November, I will revisit the story…but, maybe I won’t.
Without a conscious decision to do so, I stepped away from all things “writerly” for the past 5 months. Surprisingly, for the first time in my life, it felt damn good not to write. A huge weight, one that I had put upon my own shoulders, was lifted.
However, as in most things, I am slowly finding myself drawn to put pen to paper again. Ideas I struggled and fought against 5 months ago are finally starting to resolve themselves and characters are once again starting to visit me in my dreams. This makes the writer in me happy. This time around I endeavor to enjoy each moment of writing…as little or as much as I like.