As I sit staring at a blank screen I am comforted knowing writing is hard, and I’m not the only one that has stared at a blank screen. Every blink of the curser taunts me, NO dares me, just waiting for me to make a move. If writing was easy everyone would do it, and everyone would be successful. Some days being a writer is easier than others, but like every profession there are good days and bad days. Some days the story seems to flow right out of your fingertips, and some days it is like strangling a dictionary hoping a few words will fall out.
I’ve come to the conclusion that some days are just not productive writing days. Whether you are stuck on page 1 line 1 or somewhere further along, I wanted to share a few ways I break the blank-page-blinking-curser torment to get the creative juices flowing.
Anything that can get my mind off the story is great. I find when I go back to writing later the time away has helped. Eventually a bunch of letters make up words, which make up sentences, which make up paragraphs, and like magic a chapter has appeared. Okay, so it’s not really magic, but you get the point.
Lisa Heartman writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels.