This week has been a difficult week for me in terms of writing. So far I have almost finished the first chapter in the opening book of the series I am writing, however it has taken me a lot longer than I had hoped. It seems that the curse of writer's block has struck again.
Writer's block has struck me before. Whilst writing 'Heartbound', I went through a phase of doubting my work and its quality, but that soon passed with perseverance and soon enough, my self-belief returned. This time, however, it appears to be different.
University demands a lot of commitment, especially when you are on a demanding and practical course. I'm not complaining; I enjoy university immensely, even if it can be stressful. The only problem is I do not have as much writing time as I would like. I am often restricted to writing in the hour before my lectures; the rest of my time is either dedicated to practical work or theory.
This week, I have written around 700 words. For me, that's about average; I am capable of writing 700 words in an hour provided I am not distracted (which happens a lot when you work in a busy university building!), but more often than not I write around 300. Hopefully next week will see an improvement and the end of this dreaded writer's block.