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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Writer's Block Is A Bitch

I am going through my first serious case of writer's block, and it's harshing my cool. I haven't been able to write so much as a grocery list for going on a month now. The Christmas season is no help, since I already don't feel like doing anything other than watching Christmas movies ("Die Hard", anyone?), baking Christmas cookies, listening to Christmas carols, and staring at the tree.

I've been told lots of writers have seen their sales bottom out over the past few months, and I'm one of them. Knowing I'm not alone doesn't help. I feel pretty hopeless right now, and I hope that passes soon. So, in the meantime, I can't write. At all. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. And I have pressure to finish some stories I have absolutely no interest in writing.

What do you do to help you deal with writer's block? I really want to know because I'm suffering like hell right now. The only thing I can do at the moment is anything else. I won't even try to write. No point in it, since nothing is inspiring me.

Time to bake more Christmas cookies. I've made Russian tea cakes, sugar cookies, pfeffernusse, and next on the list are Italian pizzelles. That's what I do when I'm frustrated now - bake cookies and clean house. *Sigh* At least I'm able to enjoy the Christmas season, despite very aggravating ice and snow on the ground. Getting out of my parking spot and making through the parking lot in one piece take some monumental effort.

Enjoy Christmas everyone, and Happy New Year. Maybe things will turn around for me and everyone else in 2014. I sure hope so.


  1. I read... A lot! I get so lost in other peoples work and try and forget my own. I'm lucky because when I get writers block on one story, I can usually work on another, but when it gets to where you are there is no cure other than time. I start reading everything I can get my hands on until something inspires me or pushes a great new plot into my head and I have to get it down on paper. Good luck and Merry Christmas!

  2. I hear you, Elizabeth. It's been months since I even came up with half an idea and, at the minute, I am struggling to believe there is light at the end of the tunnel.