Hello, the Blog Chain of Awesomeness! First of all, I must apologize (again…) for my inconsistencies for the past several weeks. I’m very sorry for my forgetfulness…and it will NEVER EVER EVER happen again. Never.
So, my question for this week is: What do you do when you are stuck?
For me, getting stuck is simply the worst thing that can ever happen when I write. I need the “flow”. I need to be inspired. I can’t write unless I feel like writing. If I don’t feel like it, I won’t write at all.
The problem is, I can hardly get any writing done that way…
So I am eager to hear from you guys! For me, if I am stuck, the first thing I do is blurt out my problem to someone I know. For example, Lin. If she saw on her MSN screen, “I am stuck omgggggggggggg” and a distressed penguin, then she knows I am desperate. Haha. Talking to other writers really help a lot, since they offer you lots of advice. Sometimes, I just complain and let my frustration out, and I will sit down and start writing again. Or figure out how to continue to write, that is. Find out what the problem is, etc.
I suffer a lot from writer’s block, but I rarely get stuck on plot or anything like that. (maybe it’s because I haven’t attempted to write a lengthy novel yet) but when I do get stuck on plots I read over my original outline/plan, and decide what I should do.
Or, sometimes I just switch from one language to another. For instance, I write in English and I get stuck, I start writing in Chinese instead. Always works. I never get stuck on both languages before. Switching languages also eases my guilt of “not writing enough”. Haha.
So there you have it…
Rest of the week:
Monday: right here
Tuesday: From Elysium
Wednesday: Lin Wang – Teen Writer
Thursday: Sometimes Helpful Nonsense
Friday: Girl With A Notebook