Super New, Super Scared

Discussion in 'Meets & Greets' started by Ashley, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Ashley

    Ashley New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Virgin author here, Hello everyone! I just sat down and began writing my book last week, it's always been a desire of mine. I always had so many wonderful ideas and now that I've sat down to get it going I am STUCK!!
    Writer's block is an understatement, I'm having the ultimate brain freeze, brain fart moments. The other day I literally sat in front of my laptop and watched the cursor blink for about an hour. I already have my genre decided, along with a title and a rough outline of it all but for some reason I just can't get these fingers going and it doesn't really help that I have this adorable, demanding 6 month old hanging on my hip. Has anyone else gone through this? Can you offer some tips?
     
    #1
  2. jedi79

    jedi79 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    51
    Hi Ashley, welcome to Indieauthors! Getting stuck is pretty normal, I would say. It does happen, Unfortunately. Music helps me focus. It is great to meet you, and have you here!
     
    #2
  3. Andras M. Nagy

    Andras M. Nagy New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you have a rule to write so many words a day then obviously you must change that, if not permanently but temporarily.
     
    #3
  4. Brandyn Blaze

    Brandyn Blaze New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh, I feel ya there! I find myself stuck often, and I usually find that focusing on something else for a short time and allowing my mind to run for a while brings it back. Often, it's something mundane like washing the dishes that does the trick! As for writing with a child hanging on you, I've been doing that for four years now! That part does get easier. Once they can entertain themselves for a short stretch of time, you can use those lulls to blast out some words! I usually get up at 5 and get straight to work while the house is nice and quiet.
     
    #4