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17,000 words = Slump City

I’m about 17,000 or so words into my WIP. I love writing up to that point- it’s exhilerating. However, I seem to hit my slump around 17,000-19,000 words. It just all seems to stop. (pesky WIP’s)

It’s like there’s a mental block or something. I know this story is good, and I want to complete it. I really do! It’s not neccessarily writer’s block, so I’m not sure how to define it, other than a slump. I’m really not sure how to get past it, other than adding new characters or description?

Any of you have this problem? Any solutions you would be willing to offer up?

I’m so ready for the weekend!! Hope everyone is having a good day πŸ™‚

5 Responses to β€œ17,000 words = Slump City”

  1. It’s like hitting that point in a relationship. The shiny newness of it all has worn off. You know you’re in it for the long haul, you still love it, but the OMG! EXCITEMENT is gone.

    I know the feeling all too well!

  2. Gabby says:

    Looks like we have the same problem. I don’t have anything that will help with the writing. All I can offer is that you’re not alone πŸ™‚

  3. EriCan says:

    Megan,
    You hit the nail right on the head… Sorry you know that feeling too. Bummer. You know this happens with crafts and me too, and puzzles, and books I read, video games etc. LOL!

    Gabby- Welcome πŸ™‚
    I’m sorry we are in the same boat. Here’s hoping we find a solution πŸ™‚ I’ll let you know, and if you find out, maybe you can let me know!!

  4. Jamie D. says:

    Yep – I get that way around this point too (I think I’m right about 19,000 words now, and slogging). I don’t know if there really is any “trick” to working through it though – besides just to keep on writing…

  5. EriCan says:

    Jamie,
    Yeah that’s what I think too. I guess there is no miracle solution huh?

    Here’s hoping we both coast past this stage- I’m going to try to get back into it tonight and get something going again! See you on twitter πŸ™‚

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