You have a project you love, but have negative time to devote to it. Whenever you manage to scrape a few minutes together to work on it, all you do is stare at the screen. Does this sound like you? If so, I totally want to be friends, because this is me almost every day. As a writer with a day job that takes a lot of creative energy, I’m usually too drained to focus on my personal projects when I get home in the evenings. However, there’s one thing that tends to work…
Write something completely different.
I have no idea why this works, but if you write something completely different–something you don’t intend to polish, something utterly ridiculous–it makes every other kind of writing easier.
Are you stuck as you try to work on a personal writing project today? If so, try writing about a giraffe that got stuck in an office building. By the time you’re done, the giraffe will be the only one who’s stuck.