This is what happens when you start to write:
At first, you’re incredibly enthusiastic. Your muse is flowing. You have ideas! Brilliant, absolutely, utterly unique ideas. You’re going to be the next J.K Rowling… no dammit, you’re going to be bigger that SHAKESPEARE!
All of this is very commendable. But foolish is the writer who thinks they can get away from the dreaded Block. Not the Writer’s Block, which comes when you’ve gotten stuck with an idea. No, something worse… The Enthusiasm Block. This horrificBlock will eventually loom over you and laugh.
You may think you can avoid the wall. You’re so enthusiastic and so consumed by your writing, after all, that you’ve pulled a few all-nighters. You can’t sleep from need of writing. Therefore, the Block has been completely avoided, right?
I’m sorry, but that’s not going to happen. It may take some time. It might take days, or weeks, or even a month…
But the Block will get you in the end.
So what’s the solution, I hear you asking? (Actually, I don’t, because this is a computer and if I could hear you talking that would be weird.) Nothing. That’s right: nothing, nothing more than what you’re already doing. You’ll get bored. The writing will become a challenge. Finally though, if you push to write a little every day, you’ll get over it. You’ll look one day and be amazed to see page after page of Word document writing (or paper, if you’re old-school like me) the Block will be scaled and beaten. And you’ll feel like you’ve just climbed Everest.
But I will warn you, there’s a sacrifice involved. In the end, you’ll look a little like this: