I’ve experienced writers’ block. We all have. I’ve been trying to come up with some reasons as to why writers’ block occurs. The first is definitely burnout. It is in my nature to work hard in short bursts.
A professional writer knows how not to burnout. They go to their desk and no matter what, they put something down on paper. I recently finished writing my first novel. After that, no matter what I did, I began to procrastinate. I managed a line here or there but I simply could not reproduce the same work ethic it took to finish another one.
The solution? Blogging. I think writing in short bursts has helped me to put ideas in writing.
The lesson I learnt is to write in a sustained manner, making sure to return to your desk daily to avoid months of painful writers’ block.