So Camp NaNoWrimo is soon coming to an end, if you’ve been participating, we’re already in the last week of writing 50,000 words! I’m sorry that I did not really talk about my NaNo plans and all that, compared to last year’s NaNoWriMo, but let’s say that I got a great start, but since school started it’s been harder to keep up. I’ve got better statistics than last year though, so it’s all right 🙂
Because my life is all about writing for the time being, today I’m going to give you two tips, I think I’ll be short as I have to get to writing (lol), that is efficient for me when I get the syndrome of the Writer’s Block.
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What do you do when you wake up one day and realise that you’re not in the mood to dive into your passion that is writing? What do you do when you’ve been writing so much for the past few days that you almost feel sick of it?
You know that writing novels/stories is your dream career, and you’re determined to realise it! (I am!) But at times… it just is so hard.
So what do I do when I’m sick of writing, of getting to my story?
The main thing is that I take a break from it.
Yeah, I stop thinking and focusing on my writing duties. It’s useless to have a tiring battle against your self who just wants to get away from writing. Just agree with it. Then I take any of these two pills:
1. Go read a book
I totally plunge myself into a brand new story and please my mind with a good book. I bet that many of you disagree with this because it makes writers get estranged from their work. It does yes, but in a good way.
When reading the book, my writer’s mind already starts to analyse it in some way, it searches for the techniques used, the patterns, use of vocabulary, and basically what I like and what I don’t like in it… so as to improve my own novel! I ask myself: why did this book became a success? or how was it even published? What did the author do for the readers to love that book so much?
Then when I finally come back to my own writing, I can write a lot at one go, with a fresh mind, an open one, with new ideas, new solutions, new ways of handling my storyline.
Trust me. It works.
2. Challenge your passion
How far are you ready to go to write? Will you be able to write 50,000 words in a month? Will you take the NaNoWriMo challenge?
Last year when I was sixteen and discovered that there’s this crazy challenge going on internationally at the comfort of one’s home, I thought that I would not be able to do it, not at sixteen, not during part of my exams period.
Yet I did it.
I was crazy. I am. But challenging myself was exactly what I needed at that time, when my fire for writing was slowing coming to a mere simmer. It boosted my love for writing. It renewed my old all-time dream of becoming a published writer someday, and maybe even a famous one. 😉
It helped me a lot to get back on track.
There’s not only NaNoWriMo of course. I know that we can individually assess ourselves with everyday challenges, like the challenge of writing 500 words a day, or 200, or 1000! Writing a chapter a week… and so on. It all depends on you.
That’s it for today! I hope I’ve been helpful for the aspiring writers out there! Stop dreaming and start doing!!
An Evil Nymph.