Redfin, a revolutionary company in the real estate market, reached out to me recently because they were featuring an article titled “Coping with Winter Blues at Home: Hacks, Habits, and Routines to Start Today.”
I was happy to collaborate with them, especially when they reached out for ideas on “how cozying up with a spellbinding book can help improve someone’s mood through the dreary winter months.”
I’ve bet you’ve been there. Maybe you intend to work late at night when you’ve set aside time, but you DESERVE to binge Netflix after that long, hard day. Maybe it’s during your kids’ nap time or on your lunch break, but something always comes up and destroys your good intentions of writing again. In the beginning it might seem just like a productivity/laziness issue, but after a while, if you’re noticing excuses that question your purpose as a writer, you might be facing a deeper issue.
If you’ve been writing for very long at all, you’ve probably faced the beast called Writer’s Block. You may not know that many professional writers don’t believe there is such a thing as writer’s block. If you have read something disclaiming its existence, you’ve heard people waving it off as laziness or lack of commitment or what-have-you. When you’re in the middle of it, though, you know writer’s block is a very real thing.