Write something different.

Writing is a lonely task and for some of us to find that daily urge to write can be difficult. This can have a negative impact on the writer and the writing. This often happens in the middle of the book where, after the euphoria of starting and building plot, characters and action, you become engrossed on where it is all going and how it will end.

For some of my books, I have no idea what the “end” is until I get there while for some other books, I have been woken at 6am by the urge to write the last page when only on chapter 1.

One of the useful tools I find when I am in the mire of middle book blues is to write something completely different. Pick a normal everyday situation like waiting for a bus, or being in a supermarket on a busy Saturday afternoon and allow yourself to start writing. Don’t worry about the minor detail, write. Think of the “what if?” moments. Does the man fall from his bike? or is that dog going to cock his leg over the ladies shopping bag?

There are a thousand things that could occur that can be used to change your focus and enable you to write for the freedom of writing without the burden of hitting another thousand words on your book. Allow yourself the time to free write something else and soon you will be invigorated and able to progress your book.

Who knows, that something else may grow and become another book sometime down the line. An idea is never wasted if it is written down.

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About purpleandrew

Andrew, recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome is a 53 year old former geologist always had short hair, suited & booted for work. That all changed when the credit crunch hit. Now a complimentary therapist, hospital radio presenter, and writer. Andrew writes crime thrillers, Young Adult, and fantasy books as well as blogging about writing and other stuff that he feels strongly about.
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