A few weeks ago I wrote a blog titled ‘Help, I’m Stuck With Writer’s Block’, where I talked about my struggles with writing. Now I’m back with some updates to tell you what I have found helpful.
The biggest change I’ve made is to my timetable, I’ve found that focusing on one main target a day works much better than trying to fit as many things as possible into one day. Sounds logical, but most people tend to have an endless to-do list for each and every day. I decided to dedicate two days to writing, one day to reading, one day to editing/crafting and one day to recording videos. The other two remaining days I spend working in a bookshop. I also discovered that if I spend the day reading and then focus on writing the following day, it helps my imagination and motivates me to write. This timetable allows me to get things done without carrying too much pressure and stress.
The second thing I found helpful is exercise, and no I’m not talking about spending hours at the gym. I have been trying to do fifteen to twenty minutes of exercise at the beginning of my day, usually before breakfast. I have been doing a mixture of things in each session including; jumping jacks, sit-ups, leg lifts, the plank, squats, etc. These are all exercises you can do at home and you decide how much or how long you want to spend on each exercise. You don’t have to start by doing this every day, you can start with once a week and then build it up from there. I found that this short burst of exercise makes me feel more awake and energised throughout the day.
The third and last thing that has helped me with writer’s block, is joining a sort-of book club. It’s not really a book club but my friend and I happen to be reading the same book at the moment, and it has been fun to discuss the book with another person. It motivates both of us to read more.
I still need to try re-reading a book that I previously enjoyed, and I have yet to set myself small, target word-counts, but I am pleased with my progress so far.
In other news, I have made a short YouTube video answering some of your questions surrounding The Soul Prophecies Series and explaining a little about my upcoming book ‘Quantum Messenger’. Check it out in the video below!