Nancy: 7 Ways to Jump-Start a Stalled Writing Project

Sometimes it takes more than cables to jump-start your creativity energy.

Sometimes it takes more than cables to jump-start your creativity energy!

We’ve all been there. We’re going merrily along, making headway on our work in progress (WIP), writing the latest and greatest masterpiece. And then life happens. Sick kids, aging parents, day job crises, family emergencies. We’ve had our fair share of these kinds of life interruptions among the Eight Ladies over the past month. And when the crisis is over, we take a deep breath, count our blessings, and get back to work.

At least, that’s the goal – to get back to the masterpiece because, you know, the world is waiting! But sometimes those life interruptions or writer’s block or some other impediment shuts down our writer’s brain. The project stalls. We flounder. We try to get back into the project, but it’s just not clicking. So what’s a frustrated creative genius (that’s you!) to do? Before you spend thousands of dollars on therapy or give up writing to take up bourbon drinking full time (pro tip: bourbon drinking does NOT pay well), I have a few suggestions that might help you find your way back to your story. Continue reading