These are my reasons, they may or may not resonate for you . . .
12. Not certain about what I wanted to say, at least at first
11. Stuck inside the tropes and cliches of urban fantasy, not sure how to write my way out of them
10. Writer’s block (aka panic, anxiety and so on)
9. Not having a writing schedule
8. Not sticking to my writing schedule
7. Going more than three days without writing
6. Certain about opening, certain about ending, uncertain about the mushy middle.
5. Allowing myself to get distracted by Life (secret belief: if I sacrifice my writing practice on the altar of the problem of the moment, the problem will go away and I will *finally* have time and peace of mind to write.) Nope nope nope. Wrongo. The truth is is that life is life, I am me, and those facts are immutable. So write or don’t-write, but forget about me trying to change Life or trying to change my essential nature.
4. Trying advice from all kinds of writers, let them get inside my head such that I thought I was “doing it wrong”. That slowed productivity to a mere crawl.
3. Working 80 hour weeks from 2009 – 2016. stupid stupid girl.
2. Over-ambitious timetable and scheduling leading to overwhelm, overwhelm leading to procrastination, the gnashing of teeth, and yet more writer’s block.
1. Loving writing so much I thought it had to be perfect. Then I found out that “perfect” kills dreams.
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