What to do when you’re stuck

8 Dec

Stuck on idea for where to take your novel next, i mean. that kind of stuck.

Stuck as in, you got up early this morning to start writing because you haven’t touched it since thanksgiving vacation and really want to get going on it again.


Stuck as in, you know where you want it to go but not how you’re going to get it there.

Stuck as in, STUCK.

Here’s what you do:

Make toast, tea and lemon water.

Feed begging dogs.

Let dogs outside in the rain.

start reading what you wrote during NANOWRIMO.

check stats of blog.

check facebook.

let dogs inside.

Head over to pinterest.

check email.

read more of what you wrote during NANOWRIMO.

take picture of cute puppy.

Play with puppy.

work on christmas gift list.

contemplate going back to bed.

realize it’s been over an hour and you haven’t even read all of what you wrote last month, much less WRITE.

Here’s my solution to this :

Cut internet.

blockade dogs from office.


I’m now going to actually write on my novel. if you need me, leave a message. 

3 Responses to “What to do when you’re stuck”

  1. Maryann December 8, 2015 at 9:02 am #



  2. Susannah December 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

    I hope inspiration struck as soon as you posted this! ❤


    • booksnbakery December 8, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

      not at all actually! I wrote a smidge, didn’t like it – so i went and cleaned my house. Hoping for tomorrow to be better though!


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