do you have any words of encouragement for me? I've been trying to write this au of mine for a while now and am completely in a funk despite me knowing the plot and scenes i want to incorporate
sometimes it’s hardest to write when we know exactly what we want to do – i’ve got an au planned out from start to finish and i also can’t bring myself to write it, so i know how you feel. give yourself some space from it, if you need to, but what i would say to do is try and just power through a scene, even if you feel like it’s shit. let yourself at least start writing it, then take a step back and look at it and decide what parts of it are working and what aren’t – maybe what will make it fresh and exciting again is looking at it from a different angle, or changing parts of it you aren’t sold on. it’s not going to get any easier to start something you’re having a hard time with, so don’t feel bad if it’s not any good, because you can always edit it to be better, or scrap it and start over. it’s not a bad thing to do either of those things, because god knows none of us have perfect products the first time we put our pens to paper. funk or no funk, you’ve got an idea worth sharing, and you should let yourself start! i know it’s hard but i seriously know you can do it!
(also, this is just ambiance, but take the time to make sure you’re in a good space for writing – don’t do it in the middle of the night in the dark when you’re tired, try and sit up straight at a desk or in a chair, have your favorite drink next to you, play some kind of background music or noise to keep yourself focused in, and just let yourself go with the flow.)