Yeah, so that 'next entry' thing was a lie. That'll be up at some point. Today, though, is the one of the most pressing and debilitating things that any writer can go through: Writer's Block. The Big Blank. Nothing On The Page Syndrome. Uh...Brain...Fail...Problems...right. You get the idea. That point in time where that pipeline to your creative zone is sealed tight and you can't figure out a way to get past it.
You've tried drinking but you've gone past the sweet spot and just can't physically write anymore.
You've tried working out but you realize you hate working out and that every moment forcibly sweating is self-driven agony.
You've tried sleeping but that turns into sleeping a whole lot which isn't super healthy for you.
You've tried...well, everything. Not sure what else you'd try, really.
What you have now is a choice of two options, both of which are valuable and, in fact, helpful, depending on the context: you can force yourself or you can walk away.
By walk away, I mean for a day or two. Step back from the situation. You're too deep and unable to see clearly, Detective. I want your badge and gun! You're relieved of duty, kid! Uh. Yeah. Walk away, take a reset period, then hit it again.
Otherwise, you can just force yourself to put SOMETHING down. It may be awful. It may not even be part of the story - but it's something and that could help to prime the pump as it were.
No matter what, not knowing what to write is awful. At least it's not impostor syndrome, right?
Next Time: Impostor Syndrome
Son of a bitch!