By: Nancy Christie
There are few things more frustrating
a writer than getting part way into a
project and hitting the wall. (The other issues are not being able to find a
way to start the project and not being able to satisfactorily bring
it to a close!) to
I call this the “Work-in-Progress” Woes—you are either facing a complete shut down or the going is so hard and slow that you feel like you are writing through metaphorical molasses.
As a matter of fact, this post was inspired by my own experience with this, since I am close to two-thirds way through my current novel, and my enthusiasm and creativity are waning fast.
So I went looking for advice and recommendations — which also served to temporarily divert me from the book—and thought I would share what I learned with the rest of you.
- Get physical. . .
Read the full article HERE!
If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
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Reid, Literary Agent: Query Question:
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- Anne R. Allen's Blog: How Do I Sell My Book? 6 Tips for New Authors http://ow.ly/MedNp
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