I was stuck writing for quite a few reasons which I will list like a good scientist (that even rhymes!)
- I don't have much time for writing. I often have to work through lunch or I have meetings over lunchtime, etc. My lunch hour is my primary writing time, by the way. In the evenings I am home with my husband and since I am relatively newly married, I enjoy spending the evening with him without having to actually do something. So evenings are usually not a good time for me to write either.
- I had a blocky thing in my mind with my story. I don't know if it is psychological or not, but every time any story of mine manages to get underway, I lose interest. Not in the story as such but more in the way I am writing it. I get tired of writing in third person or I get bored with the setting of my story.
- Miscellaneous reasons here.
- Set in X time period.
- Have X number of characters.
- Will be written in X voice.
- Will be narrated by X.
- And so on and so forth.
Once would think that having a well-defined guideline on "how it should be done" would help getting the story written. Not true. My most productive writing sessions have been when I throw all the rules out the window and write what I feel like writing. I mean, I am not writing to please anyone but myself. Why then should I write in the socially acceptable manner? Even more important, why should I write parts that I don't feel like writing?
One day when I decide to attempt publishing (not a major goal for me at this stage), I will get down to writing the book in the acceptable way. I realise that no publisher will publish the mish-mash I've got going at the moment. I don't care. I am not writing to be published. I am writing for the fun of it. For me.
I realise this might be a controversial topic (or not, who knows?) but what do you think? How do you manage wanting to write in different styles at different times?