I am in a serious writer's funk. This happens to me once or twice a year - so I'm not surprised by it - but I am thoroughly frustrated with it. I keep telling myself it will pass and to just 'keep writing'. In an attempt to follow my own advice - I have indeed kept to my writing over the past week or so. And have really disliked nearly every thing I have written. As I said, thoroughly frustrating! Today, I barely wrote anything. I am finding that I just want to read. I want to stick my nose - and my imagination - into the pages of books and go to places that are not of my creation. Maybe I should just take this path for a few days and see if I feel more inspired.
I am wondering what other writers do when they have the inevitable writer's funk. Stop whining (I know that's what I'm doing) and just keep writing, read a book or take a break in another way?