Now, this happens to me fairly regularly. I sit down to continue a story, start a new chapter or a new scene – and bam. Stuck.
Can’t think of a way to segue into the new part, can’t think of a sentence to kick off the writing, and then – of course – I get frustrated and a little angry and a little desperate because it’s getting late and I left writing too late… and I have to get up early tomorrow, and ARGH!
You get the picture.
I’m sure you’re familiar with that, be it because you’re an author or just because you’re a human being who got stuck in a similar kind of situation.
I used to flail when that happened. Ate chocolate. Wailed. Banged my head on the table… well. Not that. I only do that in my mind. I’m not that given to public displays of despair.
Nowadays, however, I do two other things:
- Take a deep breath
- Use EFT-tapping
And I’ll tell you in the video why that actually works. Yes, it has to do with our brain…
Okay. Sometimes, I still eat chocolate.
But seriously. Try this stuff. Try getting your negative emotions out of the way so you can be creative. And release that pressure.
Here are some tapping phrases to help you do that.
Even though I’m stuck and I hate it and it’s horrible, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now give myself permission to let go of all that anger and frustration.
Even though I feel so stuck and it makes me so angry, this is my precious writing time after all, I’m still totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to take a deep breath and tap to release that anger and that block.
Even though it feels so horrible to want to write and not get over that starting sentence, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to skip that sentence, slide into that scene and write that part later.
How do you react when you get stuck?
Chocolate or chips?
What happened while you were tapping?
And finally – are you using tapping with your writing?
Please share in a comment.
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