Goodreads asked Rachel Eliason:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Rachel Eliason I have said before that writer's block is largely a myth, and the root of it is another myth, that writing is easy.
Beginners think that "real" writers always feel inspired and the words always flow easily onto the page. The reality is that writing can be easy, but often it's hard work. Real writers accept this and learn to write even when they don't feel inspired.
I use to call it those times when I wasn't inspired or was struggling to figure what to write "writer's block." Now I accept those times as part of process. I slog through them and eventually get back into the groove.

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