This post is about writing, but it could apply to any work, especially when it involves creativity.
I just finished editing my first novel, Growing Up Single, and there were plenty of times when I got stalled. Here are some thoughts about how to get through that block.
We've all been there You are working on a story and it has come to a dead end. The characters seem to have lost the spring in their step. The dialogue is wilting. It's time for a change of venue.
Perhaps your characters will come alive again if you put them in a different place, maybe even a different country. What happens when the steady mother of two ends up in Vegas? Does love feel the same in Paris, Texas as it does in that better known Paris in France?
Or maybe you need the change of place, scene and time. Think how inspired you'd be if you pitched a beach umbrella along Waikiki and were able to look up at Diamond Head.
Picture palm trees in the twilight!
So, think about it. What do you do to break the ice and free up your creative juices? Do you try for a change in your life or a new writing space? Is it time to head off down to Baja for that writing vacation? Are your characters yearning for a latitude change?