Dec 13, 2010

4 Links for Pushing Through Writer's Block

I know, I know, it's been a while.

NaNoWriMo was a struggle for me this year and I only just slipped in with my wordcount goal. I'm proud of the story I told, but think it will take more editing than any other novel I've written. How'd you go?

I'm not sure if other writers find this, but once I met my goal, I became blocked. I could not bring myself to try to write anything, not even my blog. I think my daughters were the same, they temporarily abandoned their Paper Dolls book reviews blog too. So what's the cure for writer's block? There's many suggestions, you can visit some of my earlier posts on the subject:

Flexing the Creative Muscle
Make it Happen
Writing Resources and Distractions
Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration (an interview with K M Weiland)

But this time I decided to go with the old 'write anyway' trick. I didn't know if I had anything writerly to tell you all, but decided to blog anyway. And so, now I do have something to share. I'll have to push the girls to get onto their blog too, it's been lovely to receive messages from people asking when they will blog again.

We did have some family dramas, our Devon Rex, Freckles, passed away. She was only young but developed tumours in her lungs. We miss her racing down the hallway at night and trying to open the bedroom doors by turning the handles.


  1. So sorry to hear about Freckles. Losing a four-legged family member is difficult. They always have a place in our heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. I'm so glad you're back. I actually visited you here yesterday wondering if for some reason I had just missed your posts.

    Be proud that you finished NaNowrimo. I didn't even try. The accomplishment says alot for you.

  3. I'm so sorry about your cat. He looks so cute.

    Thank you for the wonderful links. And glad to have you back.

  4. At first I thought your cat was a very realistic statue/book end, then I took a closer look, What a darling cat. I feel so sad for your loss. Very clever cat, trying to open up the doors! Maybe you can write a story about him & share your fond & precious memories.

  5. so sorry about your cat!
    But yay on finishing NaNo!