Writer’s block is real. Every writer, at one point or another, has experienced this debilitating inability to make any real progress in his or her work.
A lack of progress can be discouraging for anyone, and sometimes it’s difficult to maintain the motivation needed to complete a long project.
If you’re not feeling motivated, it’s not a reflection of your abilities as a writer. Creativity can seem to ebb and flow according to its own schedule, and we all have to find a way to cope with the slow periods in anticipation of the next big spark.
Below are five ways to deal with writer’s block. Whenever I feel less than inspired, I start here.
I hope you can use these same strategies to stay motivated in your own writing when it seems as if you aren’t making any progress.