First of all, happy Veteran's Day!
I'm in another writing slump, but it's weird. It isn't writer's block, because the story ideas keep flowing! My problem is that I can start a story, then I get stuck after about 3,000-5,000 words. And other times, I can write the ending, but I struggle with the start and middle. This isn't always the case, so I've decided to redirect for a while. Writers are passionate people who tend to go on overdrive more often than not.
I also decided not to attempt NaNoWriMo this year while I'm in this mode of no productivity. I'd only be setting myself up to feel like a failure. But I do hope those of you who are in it full swing are doing well!
Before I let myself burn out, I'm enjoying my almost-finished four-day weekend by doing things other than writing. So far, I've watched the following 5 movies:
Movie watching can be quite inspiring in thinking a whole story through, considering that's my problem. So I'd say it was very therapeutic (and fun). Yay, Netflix! In a few hours, I'm going to add Star Wars episode 3 to that list.
Yesterday, I watched an entire marathon of CSI: Miami until it started to repeat the episodes. That show is completely ridiculous and predictable to me, but I still watch it! Something about it is just addicting, and sucks me in. It's rare that I cannot predict an ending. I guess I just like things that are far from reality.
No matter what profession or hobby you're enthralled in, I believe it's perfectly OK to take a break from it sometimes. I find that it actually helps boost my enthusiasm and concentration once I get back to working on a story. Another thing I like to do during my writing hiatus is to read. Talk about inspiration! I'm still trying to finish book 4 of Stephen King's Dark Tower series, Wizard and Glass, but it's going a bit slow. And I MUST read Ender's Game before I see the movie. That book may have to get bumped to the top of the To-Read list.
Now, off to do some laundry, some reading, and enjoy my final day off before it's back to the daily grind tomorrow!