Recognize the signs of bogging down

At some point in the writing process, you may feel overwhelmed. It can be an intense emotion, but be reassured that most writers experience these feelings as a very natural reaction to the magnitude of their task. Words rarely flow effortlessly all the time for anyone. Professional writers struggle, just like you do. Everyone also experiences times when their writing efficiency seems to decline or die.

Instead of quitting altogether when such feelings strike, switch to writing a different section. Alternatively, begin to write (or talk) about precisely why you are bogged down - surprisingly, this exercise often will free you. If you stop when you are stalled, it can become an excuse to avoid starting up again.

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