Pushing through a Writers’ block
I’m celebrating my pushing through a difficult writers’ block.
My current work in progress has been a bit of a struggle. I had a perfect outline at the onset. Boy meets girl, overcomes a fixed challenge and falls in love. Simple happy ever after storyline, so shouldn’t be a problem, right?—Wrong!!!
My characters have a mind of their own and took me on an unexpected journey and emotional ride that derailed me from my outline. For many weeks, I tried to steer them back to the planned plot, and this left me feeling confused.
Last week, I decided to let them lead the way! And voila—the words kept pouring out! Now, I’m 3/4 done with the first draft.
Lesson learnt from this experience:
A plan is just a guideline. Be free to break the boundaries, set your mind free and let the story take control.
I’m feeling positive about this manuscript.
Can’t wait to share Emem and Yomi’s story.
Who says romance writers have it easy?
It’s easier to write about hate than about love!!!
Have you ever overcome a roadblock after setting a definite goal that you thought was straightforward?
How did you deal with the experience