There is a world of stories about the art of creating stories from writers of all creeds. Some writers work from 4 am until dawn, like Ernest Hemingway did, other writers work through the night entirely like a young Sam Shepard did when writing his early plays, other writers write non-stop for two weeks in glorious inspiration like Jack Kerouac did with ‘On The Road’ etc. The point is that a writer needs to find what works for him or her only. Every writer is different and at the end of the day it comes down to what works for you and accepting that difficulty writing comes along for the ride, no matter who you are.
There are some things you can do to free you up and keep frustration at bay. Little insights to keep close to you when working such as, “Don’t be too hard on yourself” or “This sucks but I can fix it up later” or “Don’t think, just write.” Such quotes come in boat loads but can help simplify and ease your thoughts while working.
A few pointers to free your mind:
- Take a walk.
- Listen to music.
- Call a friend.
- Take a day off.