I hate writers’ block. It is the bane of all writers the world over. It happens from time to time (and indeed I think I’ve written about it when it does on my blogs over the years). At the moment I’m at that awful stage of having just started another book. It’s a science-fiction/horror, because I rather like that genre after the successful ‘Bringing home the stars’. However I’ve got a very basic idea in my head and barely 1,500 words on the page. In truth I just can’t seem to get a handle on it. It is as if I cannot visualise where the hell this book is going.
Many books start this way. Sometimes the starting is the hardest part – after a while I personally find that most books get into a rhythm and practically write themselves, at least for most of the way. This one, however, is proving problematic.
Still, this year has been an immensely productive year, so I shouldn’t be too disappointed. However I was trying to do NaNoWriMo, and increasingly it looks like I’ll not manage to get that 50,000 word figure within this month. I know I can do it, because I succeeded last year, and there is still time, but it is hard.
Whoever said working as a writer was easy? It sure as hell isn’t most of the time.