Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I have been sitting in front of my computer for days trying to get myself to write but I am stuck...yet again. I am suffering from Crappy Attitude Syndrome unfortunately and as you can see...I diagnosed myself.

I guess everyone has good days and bad days but lately I have had a lot more bad ones. Especially when it comes to my writing. Is anyone else feeling the writing blues?

It is so bad that I am asking myself repeatedly whether or not I should pursue my writing further. I know I want to keep writing but this little demon of doubt on my shoulder is playing havoc with my brain.

Anyone got the cure for Crappy Attitude Syndrome?


  1. no but it is contagious, if you find the cure let me know!

  2. When I feel like that it helps to get lost in a really great book. Something new and exciting that really sweeps you away. Then I come away from it uplifted and feeling like I really, really want to do that too.

    By the way, I've tagged you for this meme that's going around...

  3. When I'm stuck, I set smaller goals for myself for the day - just one chapter or two pages or whatever I think I can handle that day.

    Or I write down ideas for opening lines for chapters or stories. Or a list of ridiculous things people have said that has stuck with me that I can use in a future story.

    If I know what I want to write, but have a hard time doing it at my desk, I give myself two hours at the coffee shop. I get a coffee and a treat to reward myself. :)

    Give yourself a break if you need to, but don't give up on yourself. Your writing is lovely.

  4. Siv - I will do so. Thanks.

    Sarah - Thanks for the great advice. A good book sounds wonderful. I will do that tonight. Thank you for the tag.

    Tonja - Thank you for the wonderful encouragement. I really needed that. You rock.

  5. Sounds like CAS is going around - even amongst non writers. Perhaps the time of year? Who knows. Hang in there, this too shall pass (at least that's what I'm telling myself).

  6. Better is Possible - Thank you. Your words ring very true, because everything passes eventually.


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