For the last 3 days I haven't written. But that is about to change.
Building Bricks of The Great Wall:
- I'm too tired.
- I've gotten pretty far already, I can take a break.
- I'm not sure about some major aspects of my story.
- I'm not sure if I even like my story, do I?
- My story has changed a lot from the plot line, I don't know what to do.
- Finishing a book in a month is crazy.
- My writing is really awful, I should stop.
I'm not going to go back and look at anything, I am going to look forward and keep writing. I am going to write today and tomorrow Laura from Stranger than Writing is going to do word wars with me.
Have Fun with Word Wars
When 2 or more people write at the same time for a certain amount of time (like 20 minutes) and at the end they see who has written the most. I will be doing this tomorrow, yeah!
Hold Myself Accountable
I started Book in a Month on this blog to compel myself to finish my rough draft. If I don't finish, that would be kind of embarrassing.
I also want to see for myself if I can really do it, and it will help me to hone my writing practice.
The thing is, I really DO want to finish this rough draft. I would like to say to myself that a book really can be written in a month, and to help others who want to accomplish this same goal. Keeping this in mind will help me soldier on.
I CAN DO IT!!!! (and so, can you!!)
Results: 1409 words
Current Progress: 11790 words
Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6- Complete.
Chapter 7- Still in Progress
So, how do you break through those Writing Blocks?
Lastly, please check out this awesome blog, To Teach and Learn by Nobu, he is a teacher in Bhutan who wants to be a writer and possibly teach creative writing. How cool is that?