There are some days I find myself inspired to the point that several hours pass by without me noticing. I might even forget to eat (I try not to let that happen, but such is the curse of an artist). Then there are those days that I am completely stuck. I have no idea what to write next and imagination seems to be an elusive concept. On those days, I try to force myself to write.

Sometimes this works, others it doesn’t. I sit down at my desk and simply stare at my computer screen or blank piece of paper. On occasion, I’ll just grit my teeth and force a line out, then another. Next thing I know, a paragraph starts flowing out until I’ve suddenly recaptured inspiration. These are the good days. 

Then there are times like last night. I had it in my head that I would write something, anything, down for the chapter. But I just didn’t have it in me. Instead, the cursor on the computer screen and I had a staring contest. It won and it’s still laughing about it. Thinking it’s all tough, but I’ll show that cursor. I shall write tonight!

Anyway, back to reality, forcing myself to write is really tough when I’m just not feeling it. It’s easier to force something out when I want to write something, but I’m simply uninspired. 

Anybody else deal with this problem? How do you handle it? Share your story in the comments!


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