Before I started writing, I thought writer’s block was just an excuse for authors to justify why they weren’t writing.
Boy! Was I so terribly wrong! I started my WIP at the end of November and had this crazy idea I could have it finished by the end of January (haha…I know). Then, right before Christmas, it hit and hit hard!
I’d pull out my Chromebook ready to write, read the last chapter to get my mind moving, and then…nothing. I would stare at the screen as seconds turned to minutes, and minutes turned into an hour.
I just couldn’t write. That was probably the worst bought of writer’s block I’ve had. Most of the time, it only lasted a couple days. Nope, not this one! It lasted about 2 1/2 weeks! I started to wonder if I’d ever get my book finished. I decided to not look at my Chromebook or think about my book at that point. There was no use in forcing it.
Three days later, I had the urge to dive back in. I was nervous. What if this was another false alarm? What if I really wasn’t cut out for this?
So I opened up my Chromebook, went to Google Docs, and opened my book. Two hours later, I had written about 3000 words! I got in the zone! I didn’t want to stop, but sleep and the 9-to-5 got in the way.
What did I learn from this experience?
1- Writer’s block DOES exist and it SUCKS!
2- Don’t give up! Sometimes your brain just needs to rest in order to kick butt again!
Thanks for joining me on this crazy journey I’m on!
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou
I used to hate to read. Seriously. Despised it. Then one day, I played a game called Chapters where I got to pick different scenarios throughout the story. Everything changed in June 2018!
Once I finished the first book, Twice the Growl, I found out it was actually a book written by one of my now favorite authors, Milly Taiden. I. Was. Hooked. I began to read all of her books and still do. Whenever I get a notification that another new book is out, I immediately go to KU and download it!
I began reading books by so many authors that wrote in so many different areas of romance, I began to have a recurring dream. It was a story about a woman that fell in love with her brother’s best friend (one of my fave topics)! The story would play every night in my head and would not stop.
I sent a DM to another one of my fave authors, Isabella Love, and asked her opinion on the matter. She gave me the BEST advice I ever could have asked for. What did she tell me? JUST WRITE!
And I did. I HAD to get Brianna and Cameron’s story out of my head. I even bought myself a new Chromebook on Black Friday and decorated it with a bunch of writer’s stickers from RedBubble. I sat down and started writing one night at the end of November 2018 and my current work in progress was born.
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