Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Hello, Writing Slump. My name is Tiffany Garner. You killed my passion. Prepare to die."

....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?


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Life is Beautiful: my new blog

Hello everyone! I have a very special post today.

As I might have mentioned before, I've been struggling with depression for a few years now. And, as I recently mentioned, I've made a turnaround recently, and I intend to keep the upward trend going.

This process of recovery is not easy, and there are many who are suffering through it. I want to be there for those suffering along with me and offer them hope.

So, I've started a new blog!

It's called life is beautiful, and it's all about looking at things in new ways and finding help. It's not about what's going wrong in my life, but what's going right.

If you know someone who's struggling, please tell them about this. It's important to have a support system, and talking to others who are going through the same thing can be very productive when approached with an attitude of hope.

Because life is beautiful!

I love you all, and we will return to our regularly scheduled writing posts soon :)

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