....I had to do it ☺
What causes writing slumps? I honestly don't know the answer to that question. One day you're wildly passionate about what you're doing, and the other you can't bring yourself to write a single word. At least it seems like that to me. Now, I realize that some of what I'm battling is my depression, but it's more than that. I've had days when I was far from depressed and I still couldn't bring myself to write.
The ironic (and somewhat paradoxical) thing is that I'm still extremely passionate about my characters. I still love their story and can't wait to write it. But when I open the document on my computer, my mind goes blank.
I'm sick and tired of it. I want to write!
So what am I going to do? Force myself to write. Go to the library (where I can't as easily get distracted), put on headphones, and stay there until I start writing.
I've done this before, and when I first sit down it feels like any other day in my slump. But as I force myself to stare at the screen, words start coming out one at a time, until I can't stop myself from typing. If some of it sounds a little forced, I can always fix it later in editing.
I love my characters and my story and I can't wait to get back to writing!
What do you do to kill a writing slump?