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Illy Hymen I don't get writer's block. I know that sounds super pretentious, but I am constantly overflowing with ideas on any given day. My mind constantly…moreI don't get writer's block. I know that sounds super pretentious, but I am constantly overflowing with ideas on any given day. My mind constantly wants to create and I have to write a lot of book ideas down or I forget them. I could not tell you how to deal with writer's block, I've literally never had it.

Bearing that in mind, I can talk a hell of a lot about lack of motivation. Writing requires two components: the capacity to create new ideas, and the will to write. I struggle with the will to write every single day of my life. I have battled depression since middle school. I have been on 8 different anti-depressants and seen over a dozen therapists. I've been hospitalized, I've done in-patient, out-patient, CBD, talk therapy, meditation, herbal supplements. I have done everything short of electro-shock therapy.

Depression makes it very hard to write. Hell, it makes it very hard to stay conscious and practice basic hygiene. But I still write. I make sure of have the time and space to write. I cling to the things that inspire me most. If you love music, listen to more music. If you love art, look at more art. Inspire yourself everyday. I couldn't count the number of times I've sat at my desk with my free word processor open and couldn't start.

But some days I do. Some days I crank out 12,000 words then pass out at 6 in the morning. Some days the primordial word surges through me. To overcome the lack of will, always seize the opportunity to write. If you're in a good mood and feel productive, harness that energy. No time spent writing is wasted. Even if it's a paragraph, a sentence, some thoughts, just write them down. Can't tackle a novel? Write a short story. If that's too much, just write a scene, write some dialogue, write a poem.

Depression fucking sucks, but its not everything you are.(less)
Illy Hymen The babes. But seriously, my absolutely favorite part is this feeling of pulling from the ether. Like, I don't plan my books EVER. I have a beginning,…moreThe babes. But seriously, my absolutely favorite part is this feeling of pulling from the ether. Like, I don't plan my books EVER. I have a beginning, an end, and maybe two story notes I want to hit. The best part is when the characters are dictating a plot that just feels amazing. Scenes and twists that shock you. Those are the best feelings when you know you're writing something excellent. Also, when a fan messages me and says they like the work and they really related to a character. That's an amazing feeling. I know how important it is to relate to characters, that's why I write so many female, gay, and non-binary characters. The first time I ever related to a character in fiction was Stevonnie from Steven Universe and it made me cry because I literally never felt a character resonate with me before that.(less)
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