Monday, April 29, 2013

Y: Yo-yoing

Yo-yoing by definition is: To undergo frequent abrupt shifts or reversals

This is my method of writing stories ... yo-yoing. I never write just one story at a time and here is why:
When I'm writing a story and I get stuck in writer's block, I have learned that changing directions, abruptly  and writing about another story - usually of another genre - will get me back on track.

Since I have the ability to write about one subject and work on another at the same time, I can work on the current story while subconsciously thinking about the first story.

For example:

When I get writer's block while writing my historical romance novel, I switch to my YA fantasy novel in order to keep me writing. I have found that by the time I come to a stopping point with my fantasy (or the point in which I hit writer's block) I have subconsciously fixed the problem with the romance and can continue. Then I abruptly shift back to the first novel and keep going. And so it goes, back and forth between the two novels (sometimes 3 when I am really stuck) ... yo-yoing

This may be considered insane, my husband calls it multitasking, others call it talents, and I call it a necessity. It's worked for me for many years, so why stop something that's working so well?

How do you get past writer's block?


3 comments:

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  2. Yeah, I bounce between a couple projects at the same time, too. Used to stick to one, but learned that being able to move amongst other things helps keep moving me forward.

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