The Fight

I’m pretty lucky in that when I sit down to write, the words flow fairly smoothly.  It might only be for an hour or two, but when I’m writing, the words come out of my fingers with seemingly little direction from me.  Then I eventually hit a point where they stop flowing, and that’s where i call it quits for the night.  That’s not to say that it isn’t work, just that it’s pretty easy for me to get the words on the page.

Except when it isn’t.

It doesn’t happen often, and when it does, I don’t know how to handle it.  I’m working on my latest WIP and I’ve put roughly 300 words on the page in the last two day.  I’ve fought for every single one of them.  I’m not sure if the problem is with me or with the story, but my writing mojo is lagging right now.  And the thing that frustrates me the most is that I can see so clearly what is next, what I want to write, and yet, the words are just not flowing.

I’m failing in this assignment and it’s pissing me off.

But I’m not going to stop trying.  I have to wander off to the day job, but when that’s done, I’ll be back at this computer, pounding away at the keyboard, trying to make my guys come to life.  It’s just a rough patch.  And I can make it through.  I hope.

Anyone have any advice for breaking writers block?  My usual methods don’t seem to be working.