And the fear of writer’s block struck deep in my heart

Two tiny days since I announced my plans to write a book (or two). I dove in Monday and spent hours on Pinterest finding inspiration and tips. I organized a Google Drive document to outline my characters, setting and to piece together my snippets of prose.

Tuesday I trudged on with writing at least 50 words to set up a certain scene. I was bored writing. The writing is boring. Boring, boring boring and I’m stuck. I should probably move on to something else that can add to the book. But the fact I can’t write one scene that adds something to the story makes me want to hide under the covers. I’m a write, how can I not write one. Simple. Scene?

I’ve been focusing on mindfulness with my yoga practice all week and since I started, my creativity has been off the wall. I want to paint, create and of course, write. I still have the passion. But it’s disheartening when the story doesn’t flow the way you thought it would. With that said, I did find this handy little tip on how to kickstart the writing process. I tried it Monday and boy did it help.

Personally, I’ve also found that while sitting down at a specific time with the exact intention to write is a good thing, it’s even better to just keep notebooks around for when that perfect idea pops up. Sometimes it’s ok to not adhere to a schedule because that can put more pressure on you. I need to remind myself of this as I’m going on this journey.

I raise my pen to all you authors who have managed to get past this obstacle and publish your own book.


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