Sometimes I feel inspired to write a particular story or book, but when I sit down to write, I feel overwhelmed, restless, or like I’m simply not sure what I want to put down on the page. I found a great solution recently. I’m currently working on a book that I started a few months ago. I’d felt very motivated to write more on this piece for quite some time, but suffered my strange type of writer’s block described above and just couldn’t continue. But when I thought about taking my writing, which was in a notebook, and transcribing it to my computer, I felt even more motivated. As I typed up my writing, I found myself getting back into the story and enhancing the details as I went with new vigor. I solved the problem without even writing anything new! And now my unusual form of writer’s block is gone.
I hope this will help some of you writers out there get past your temporary writer’s blocks, too! What other strategies do you use to continue writing when you can’t seem to focus?