I’ve been working on my story on an off for about a year or two. I keep getting into these months-long writing slumps and can’t get anything done besides maybe a new outfit creation. I’m trying to get at least 10 chapters done before I publish my story so I can keep a consistent release schedule, but I’ve been lacking motivation to write for a bit.
Hi! If you don’t feel like writing then take a little break, sometimes it helps. But for me there is scenes that I really like coding so when I’m coding one that I don’t like (placing the background character etc.) I think about the ones that I like coding
Listening lofi music while writing also helped me
I dunno if that helps
Switching between tasks. Sometimes I focus on writing, other days I’d do something else.
When you’re not feeling productive, always try to turn your attention to something else. Since writing doesn’t limit your time, you definitely should use that flexibility to your advantage. Write when you want to.
But if you just don’t find any motivation after wandering around, try grounding your story to its basic plot. To me, I find it more appealing when the events are tailored out in an arranged order so i can review my story without going through the small details.
@Dododuck and @t3ss4_n0v4 have great tips to motivate yourself. But I also have something more to say:
Take breaks and don’t force yourself to write. Just make your head empty, do something totally different. Brush the cat, walk the dog, give your characters different outfits, draw, go for a walk, tease your little brother, whatever it is take your mind somewhere else if you don’t want to write on Episode at the moment.
And during this break, there definitely will pop motivation up in your mind. (This always helps me.)
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If you wrote a lot and are just tired, take a small break from writing and come back again. If you’re coding a specific scene that’s just really hard or annoying to code, you should skip over that scene and go to a more enjoyable one (eg. skipping a crowd scene to go to an important conversation scene). You could just do the bare minimum for the bad scenes (eg. only placing the main characters in a crowd scene), and go to a more enjoyable scene. Make sure not to forget to redo the scene you skipped over, though.
If it doesn’t matter what scene it is, and there are just some points in time where your motivation goes , you should try to take a break from coding and directing and just brainstorm. Go over/expand your ideas. Sometimes, the coding is harder than making up the story. Try to go over your storyline. Are there some issues? Are there parts that you wrote long ago and are really cringe? Should you improve on/expand some of your ideas? You can also expand on the story.
If you really aren’t feeling it, don’t force yourself to. When you force yourself to do something when you don’t want to, you end up cutting corners because you want to get it over with.
I was trying to code one of my characters laying in a bed while under bedsheets and I couldn’t figure out how to do it! I kept moving and changing the size of the bedsheets overlay and nothing was working. So I just gave up and continued with the scene. So poor Zack will just be lying on top of his sheets for now. LOL
I think if you’re tired of writing, you need to take a break. I go fishing, listen to music, read. Something that will help shift attention to something else. Sometimes you need to let everything settle down in the brain.