Being a writer is challenging at times. It’s not just the writing, but they are the other smaller things and these small things generally fall into five categories.
- Distractions, when your friends / family seem helpless. They really are not.
- Feeling overwhelmed, when the demands are more than you can handle some days.
- When the audience is too quiet. It can take time to build an audience.
- Feelings, when readers share their personal stories and your heart aches for what they’re going through.
- Negative feedback, when a mistake is made (and they happen to everybody) or when someone doesn’t understand your message or completely disagrees.
In response to these challenges, and with a lot of trial and error, here are some ways our writers deal with it:
- Listen to Music – Music can be a good way to beat writer’s block. Make your own writer’s playlist to help for those moments when you are stuck in a slump with some music you love.
- Spend Time With Friends –Sometimes you just need to escape from writing. It’ll give your brain time to relax so your not stressing over writing all day.
- Go for a Walk – Fresh air is a writer’s friend. Get out of the house and just walk around. You never know when inspiration may hit you.
- Read a Book – Take a break from your own fictional world and dive into someone else’s. Books take you on an adventure, so see where your mind can take you in that world.
- Accept Imperfect Writing – If your too busy worrying about grammar in your first draft, you can cloud your writing. Don’t worry about it. You can always go back and edit.