Really useful piece for all writers struggling with “the dips”, which is what I call those slumps and doubts we all experience.

Cat Lumb: The Struggle to be a Writer

problem It’s been no secret that I’ve been struggling with my writing of late. Motivation has been low, enthusiasm weak and my faith in my abilities has been questioned on a routine basis. Yet, being able to share my difficulties and write about them here has transformed my problem into a solution. After realising I needed a break from my current Work In Progress and being able to admit that to myself in my ‘ When writing your novel is like trying to coerce a cat into a bath… ‘ post, something changed. I began to allow myself to simply write the story as it occurred to me, not concerning myself with the previous version and just let the words flow.

As a result, I’ve now written the next three chapters – bringing me to the end of the first section in my novel. They’re not the best of chapters, but…

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