So I’ve posted in many places, mostly on the JulNoWriMo Forums, about my “writer funk” as I’ve been calling it. And a single tweet on twitter, and I’ve had my own words thrown back in my face roughly half a dozen time.
Just. Keep. Writing. Or power through. Write anyway.
For about a week now, I haven’t. I just had given up. But today I was chatting with a friend (whom I talked into do JulNoWriMo with me this year) who had finally started working on his. He was at over 900 words. I was, at last count, under 800. You know what I did? (After much whinging to him) I started writing. I’m now at over 900 words as well and will be (hopefully) well over 1000 when I go to bed today.
So, how to break through the funk? (Or dissolve writers block, if you want to put it that way). Get a writing partner. Ask their wordcount. Beat it. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
If you’re not working on projects of the same length at the same time, keep a daily wordcount and ask that they do the same.
Don’t have a writing partner? I’ll gladly volunteer! Send me a tweet @ThatNerdyWriter or contact me here on my blog. I’ll be posting (hopefully) daily updates with my words written so you can keep up to date with me (and possibly beat my daily word counts) without having to wait upon my replies. (But please do get in touch, I like talking to new people, especially other writers.)
Just keep writing!
For a quick answer, let’s go to the dictionary. Websters online dictionary. It’s quicker than finding my paperback.
This is what comes up.
1 obsolete : outcome, result
2a : degree or measure of succeeding
b : favorable or desired outcome; also : the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence
3: one that succeeds