We did not count on the fact that both of our drafts would come to a screeching halt. It's not even writer's block. It's everything else and honestly when I'm tired, my writing is garbage. So what would be the point?
The point? The point is I miss my characters. Joe and My fix? For the last two nights we set the time (seven to eight) and write for an hour. I text him to say "Go!" and he texts me at the end to see how it went. The first night I did a lot of re-reading to get re-acquainted with my characters again. I got a page done of writing too. Second night - some revising and another half page.
What I like about this is, it's not taxing on my schedule and it makes me do it. I am someone who needs a buddy. Hello - My name is Michelle. Would you like to be my buddy in something?
So if you are at a wall, too busy, or want to try a different writing process, I suggest this one.
What you need:
- an hour of time
- a buddy
- your writing space and zone
Do you have a writing process that's quick and easy? Let me know!