Today’s Writing 101 assignment was to get inspiration from Twitter. There won’t be a short story this time, just me ranting, pretty much like every other blog post I write.
I feel like this is me in a tweet. For the past two-ish years I have been in a writing slump, only having a couple days here and there where writing became easier. So I find writing incredibly hard. If I am told to sit down and write a short story on a specific topic then sure, I can do that. But when I actually have to write for myself… Well, let’s just say that I have had a story/book idea for a year now, and I have written an eighth of the synopsis and about one thousand words of the first chapter. Basically, I am stuck.
Writing slumps aren’t something I know how to deal with. I have very little will power when it comes to sitting down and making myself do something. The only reason this is Writing 101 assignment is getting done is because I feel like you all expect me to do it (I almost wrote “y’all” there but I realised I am way too English for that). Thank you for expecting that of me because I like being productive, and I do enjoy writing this. I just have trouble actually getting myself to actually do it.
I know this is meant to be me just free-writing, but I need to ask you this: have you got any tips that will help me to actually sit down and write? I don’t mean blog posts, because I can do that. I mean actual creative story writing. So, any tips?