As a last semester senior, I rewarded myself with a nice, long week off for Thanksgiving. With this lovely vacation, I promised myself that I would write immense amounts for my capstone project. However, I had reached a point in my writing where I was absolutely, completely, totally stuck.
Every time I opened up that word doc, hoping that a fresh day and a fresh perspective would suddenly bring about free-flowing thoughts and words, I was still stuck. After multiple failed attempts, I simply decided to skip over that area and jump to the next section of my project.
That worked. I was able to do a lot of writing on the next part and was happy with what I produced. I was sure that after completing that section, I would be able to go back to the previous one and beat that writer’s block once and for all.
So… HELP! What do you guys do when you’re stuck? How do you become unstuck? What do you do when the idea of writing what you need to write immediately makes you exhausted and unmotivated?