I never have trouble sitting down and starting a new story. There are usually ideas for at least one going on in my mind at any given time. But my latest book has taken weeks to even get the first words on Page 1.
Or what I really mean are words that I'm happy to put out there.
I have never suffered from writer's block before and I'm hoping I never do again. Having returned home from seven weeks tripping around Europe I was ready to get into my office and start working on a story.
But it was a fail. I tried my usual things I do to nut out a problem with plot like taking a long walk. Zip. Nada. So in the end I went on Facebook and asked my writing friends if they had any suggestions. Thank goodness for them. The ideas kept coming and after trying bits and pieces of some ideas I finally wrote a page I could accept, then another and another until today I sent in three chapters to my editor. the relief is enormous.
Mind you, she might not like it and I'm back to the beginning, though this shouldn't be as difficult as the past few weeks were. but hey, that's the crazy life of being an author.
Have you ever got stuck in your work or something else that you absolutely have to find a way through?
Watch out for Falling For Her Fake Fiance, due out in October.