Writing and Reading Slump

I’m not sure what’s going on with me. Maybe it has something to do with the time of year and seasonal depression but I’m struggling. With everything. You all know how I love to write. I have two work in progress (WIPs) books that I’m meant to be working on. Especially this month… because its NaNoWriMo.

For those of you who don’t know what this is… it’s actually National November Writing Month. I only found about about it like a month ago. Maybe less. I was going to work on my WIPs but I’m in a slump. It’s less writers block and more that I don’t want to. I don’t know why and I certainly can’t explain it 😔. Its just weird.

It’s not just writing though. I’m also in a reading slump. I’m finding less joy in reading, so I’m branching out. Reading things I wouldn’t usually read. I’ve been trying to read Song of Achilles for weeks. I’ve been stuck on Chapter 10 for weeks. The book isn’t bad. I was initially enjoying it and reading fast. Then I stopped. I changed tactics. Apparently I’m currently a hater of love. So horror it is Snow White Blood Red and I literally read one story.

Honestly, it’s a struggle. I have ideas 💡 to write. Stories with a beginning, middle and end all in my head but I am refusing to put them on paper. I’m also refusing to read a full book. I read part of it… then I put it down. The only thing I am consistently doing, is posting on the ‘gram every day. But I haven’t written anything new for days. I’m just grabbing things I wrote previously.

It’s even affecting university. I have an assignment due and haven’t even started it. Like what the hell. And it’s due in 36 hours.

If you guys have a way to stop this slump. Let me know. Thanks in advance.

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Sumera Farman

Sumera Farman

Sumera believed she was born to be a journalist however she has since discovered she was born to write. Whether that was articles, poetry or creative writing. She graduated from the Open University with an Open Degree with English Modules. It was during her final year that her passion for writing was reignited and now she is Born to Write

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Sumera is currently studying for a MA in Professional Creative Writing. Her life motto is ‘You don’t truly fail until you stop trying.’

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