Sunday, July 13, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo Update #4 -How To Conquer Writers Block

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So I've kinda had a minor case of writers block recently, not just when it comes to writing my book but also writing reviews here(seriously I have like 4 reviews I have to write and usually I'm good at reviewing books as soon as I finish them!). So I thought I would share some of my tips for getting over writers block!

*This is mainly for those times where writers block is induced by the fact that you are stuck and can't figure out how to get your plot moving along once more.*

  • First don't stress it, I know this is easier said than done but try not to stress it, give yourself a day off to just read or watch TV or whatever makes you relax and just don't think about it.
  • If step one doesn't work than just spit ball ideas, for me I tend to get writers block when I'm stuck on a part in my book. Now this I learned from a blog post I read a long time ago, I want to say it was on Marissa Meyers blog but I'm not positive. Anyways you take a blank piece of paper and write down every crazy plot twist and every insane idea you can think off, have fun with it and see if it leads you somewhere good.
  • If that doesn't work then try switching perspectives for a while, maybe just a chapter told in a different characters POV to see things from a different angle and see if you can't figure out what needs to happen next.
  • If that still doesn't work than just lay around for awhile, eat some chocolate, feel depressed and then try again!
Well that's all I've got for today. =) Also remember if all else fails you can always write a blog post about all the things you did that didn't work! =)

NaNoWriMo Stats: Word Goal: 65,000
Words Written This Week: 20,301
Words Written Overall: 36,992
Words To Go: 28,008

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Words Written This Week: 20,301
Words Written Overall: 64,775
Words To Go: 35,225

So personally I feel like I'm doing pretty good so far(which makes me happy because I like almost failed majorly last November and I am really enjoying pushing myself this month)...are you NaNoing thing month? How are your word count goals? If not then are you working on anything at the moment, writing or  reading/other things?

Also I am planning on trying for a 50k Week next week, wherein you try to write 50,000 words, a normal goal for the whole NaNo month, in just one week! Yikes! I'm going to be starting on Wensday the 16th to the 23rd!

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