Friday, March 27, 2009

Writing “cranky”

It’s funny, I see a lot of people worrying about “writer’s block” and similar problems. I find that I don’t get “writer’s block” per say, I get a case of the crankies. A piece gets into an advanced enough state and I start feeling like “nothing is coming out like I wanted”, or “The characters are boring” or “there’s too many plots, I can’t keep it all together” or “There’s not enough plots, and I hate it all!” I’ve realized this is a point in the book when I’m about halfway into it, and I have such hopes for it, but it starts feeling like it’s spiraled out of my control. The writing goes forwards easily, so it’s not an issue of not knowing what to write, I just start feeling like everything written isn’t “good enough.” Does anyone else get this way? How do you handle it?
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