I'm having the dreaded writer's block. This happens to me a couple of times per year. The thing is - I know the tricks for getting past it but they just are not working for me right now. I think part of the issue for me at this time is that I'm at a critical point in the novel I've been working on - and it simply is not reading as well as I want it to. I only have about ten percent of this book to complete but it's an important part of the story. I don't know, maybe I'm putting too much pressure on myself to get it perfect. And yet, I want it to be perfect. Imagine that.
I've tried putting the book aside and writing something else. While I did get a lot done on some other writing - I just feel guilty that this book is so close to being complete but I can't get it there. It's actually really frustrating. Especially as I have a sequel in mind for it already. My first sequel at that.
Maybe this is another of those situations where I need to silence the internal editor and just write whatever comes out of me. Finish the story, put it on paper and then revisit it in a couple of weeks for the editing. I just want to get the darn thing done. I'm really hoping that just complaining (yes, I know that's what I'm doing lol) will get through the writer's block and allow me to finally finish the darn novel/