I don’t know. I go back and forth on whether it’s useful to write when I simply can’t find the words.
I will jot down ideas or rearrange chapters. Sometimes, I’ll write a line or two, but I’m thinking in terms of trying to write more than a snippet or continuing a story when you just got nothing.
I have tried both ways, writing and not writing. For me, sometimes, not writing has helped, but always with the story running in the back of my mind somewhere. I can never forget what I’m working on for very long, or feeling guilty that I’m not writing. Not excessive guilt, but enough to keep it niggling at me.
I have no definite conclusions. This is a constant battle with me. I thought I’d just toss the idea out and see what you thought.
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