What do you do to get over writer's block?
Writer’s block is the worst... the absolute worst. One example is when I’m on a roll. The imagination flows into my brain, characters are talking, and scenarios are scrambling around. I need to write it down, I have to, so I do. I piece them all apart and try and put them together with the characters that I want to represent.
And then do you know what happens... I’m typing, tapping, and then boom... no more.
Literally... no. more.
You sit there and you know you can type something, but it’s not what you want and it would come out like crap. So you have to take a break, because the other thing worse than writers block, is actually writing something that you hate.
I try to not do that, so I have to close my laptop and go do something else, but because it’s on my mind and I can’t think of anything, it gets frustrating.
So the best thing I’ve found to do, is kind of common sense, I try not to think about it. Now, this can last from maybe a day, to months. It’s quite unpredictable, but when that breaks, back to the laptop I go, because I know how long it’s taken me to think of something next and if I don’t write it down, I’ll lose it.
Sometimes the ideas come at the most random times and if I’m out and have nothing to type it with, I pull out my phone and write out the scene that got the idea flowing, leaving it for later when I get home, so I don’t completely lose it.
Activities that help get my mind off of it is maybe binge watching on Netflix, shopping, or even just sitting and reading, because of course, another story definitely takes me away from my own mind.