Random Thoughts

The Dreaded Block

“The words may be on a break. But they’ll
be back. They always come back.”
Returning

I’m often asked about writer’s block. What to do? How to overcome it? How long will it last? These are all good questions, but they only really need one answer. Keep writing. Every day.

You may feel uninspired, like nothing you put on paper or type on the screen holds any value, but odds are, there is something there. Don’t delete them or throw them away. And the worst thing you can do is to put the pen away and do nothing.

There’s millions of things you can try to wake up your muse, but even if your mind comes up blank, you should write something. Even if it’s only a journal of what happened during your day.

My first fiction novel, Just Breathe, was based on a dream. Back then, I tended to forget my dreams and move on, but I was fortunate enough to journal the next day, and my mind kept going back to that scene. My focus shifted, and the story began to unfold. So, lovelies, don’t ignore your muse when it stirs, you might miss something incredible.

© Sarah Doughty

In the comments, let me know what you do to overcome creative blocks.

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Random Thoughts

Just Write

It might seem difficult, but it’s not.

Often the biggest obstacle is sitting down to write. Mostly because of fear. It’s not good enough, people won’t like it, or you’ll fail in your task. Sometimes all of the above. Trust me, writing is scary, but you can’t let it stop you. Sit down in that chair and speak from your heart. Let your blood be your ink and set that pen into motion. It might be terrible, it might not. Everyone needs to start somewhere. So why not start now?

Sit down in that chair and speak from your heart. Let your blood be your ink and set that pen into motion. It might be terrible. It might not. Everyone needs to start somewhere. So why not start now?

© Sarah Doughty