Thursday, November 7, 2013

NaNoWriMo: Mid-story blues

I know what you're thinking, it's only the 7th November, who can I possibly have the mid-story blues already? Well, that's what I get for powering ahead (32k so far)... and now I've reached a point that I have totally slowed down as I try to figure out what to put. The worst part about this slump is I'm writing from an outline so I know where I need to go.

This seems to be the same slump I get in for all my stories. Every time I reach the middle of the story I always seem to reach a block and try to figure out what's good about the story. Then I get that evil voice at the back of my head saying 'will anyone read this?', 'Is this original?', 'Am I waisting my time?'

This is the point that I need to take a break, and to me a break was getting out with my camera and taking pictures of my dogs running (okay, so that was for an assignment for my photography course, but it was still a break).

Now hopefully I can return to my novel and finish it so I can start working on the other's I've still got sitting around.

What do you do if you come to a slump in your writing? What parts of your stories do you usually find the slump occurring? 


Ninja Girl said...

Hi there,
I'm with you. My trouble spot is usually/always the middle. It's where doubt comes into play, like you said. Hope you push through!
Ninja Girl

Heather R. Holden said...

The middle is always tough, I think. Good luck getting over this slump! Being at 32K already is incredibly impressive, so you more than deserve a break!

sjp said...

Weirdly terrible at beginnings, nothing better than music, photography and sitting in the passenger seat and letting your muse take a wander...

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