Every writer, at some point in their book, faces some sort of crisis: they may be stuck on a scene, a title, or maybe they just don’t know where it is “going.” If you’re finding yourself short on inspiration, take a step back from what you’re working on, breathe deeply, and consider those who have inspired you. How would he or she approach this problem? You may not get an answer right away, but you might find your mind becoming unstuck, “taking the road less travelled,” and ultimately, discovering new solutions there.
If nothing else, remember this: every writer, no matter how brilliant, has gone through these growing pains; they have all stared at a blank page, fumbled around for the perfect word, and heard harsh criticism, just or unjust, about their work. They had to get past it in order to create their masterpiece, and so will you.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
Writer and editor, Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services