Writing Standstill

I am working on a novel. Yes, I said it out loud. A little scary to actually commit it into writing. πŸ™‚

But I have hit a roadblock in the plot. Not sure where the characters are going next and what should happen.

So….I haven’t been writing at all, which makes me feel like I am wasting precious time. We only have so many hours on this earth.

The more I think about it though…..isn’t that how we live life? We move ahead, living our lives, sometimes without a clear plan or path. That is why the Bible is so very precious to me….it gives me direction and a path to follow when I have no clue. And it gives the right direction and path, every time.

I am thinking I just need to start again….begin writing and see where it goes. There are always the cut and delete options. My poor characters have stayed still long enough.

Advice is always welcome from any of you readers who are writers…..how do you move past a standstill in your creative process?

Write well, live well, love well. Love, Lisa

6 thoughts on “Writing Standstill

  1. Glad to hear you’re writing a novel! Not that I’d know, but for myself I’d probably think along the lines of auto-suggestion for getting past a standstill — I’d tell my mind that either during that night’s sleep or upon waking the next morning, the subconscious me needs to deliver a path for my characters. (So far, I’ve used auto-suggestion for waking myself up at a certain time without an alarm clock — it works!) Anyway, good luck. πŸ™‚

  2. I have always gone with the belief that you sit down and write something every day. It’s almost like a Spiritual Discipline. – though not spiritual. πŸ™‚ And see where your characters “want” to go and how they move you forward. You’ve done this before, twice, Lisa, and very well! You just need to have fun with These Guys! Be blessed, as you bless your readers – like me.

  3. Just keep persevering, as you have always done! Look out at the beautiful mountains outside your window and find the inspiration that they can surely provide, if not today -perhaps tomorrow! Don’t give up because those ideas will come “in God’s perfect time!”

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