Everyone, at some point feels like giving up. So what do you do when you feel like throwing in the towel and scrapping all the hard work you’ve put into a piece of writing – whether article, manuscript or otherwise?
You don’t give up!!
Characters-Try getting to know your characters better. You can , or . Sometimes just making minor tweaks to dialogue or knowing a character better, why they do the things they do, etc. can make such a difference in your writing.
Editing-Don’t do it. Unless you can actually see how editing yourself is going to change the direction your book is going, avoid it at all cost. Try to just plow through and make changes later. If you absolutely have to edit, try choosing small parts to fix and leave the bigger things for later.
Inspiration-There are so many different places to find inspiration when you feel like there isn’t any. Try looking at . Put yourself inside the photograph or write what is happening in the photograph. Is there somewhere in your story that could fit in? Try to incorporate it into your current WIP. Another trick, is to . Try writing at a coffee house or outside in your backyard. Sometimes a scenery change can help a lot.
If you feel like you have to walk away, do it for now. Put it away somewhere, file it away on your computer, but do it with the intent to come back to it. It would help to even set a date that you plan to come back to it. A couple of weeks, a month, six months – whatever. But don’t completely scrap it and throw it away.