forum tomat is back with problems
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@tomat brightness_7

greetings my dear friends, I have been away for a while but at least I have been productive so no time wasted!
I have stopped writing my biggest wip to take some time to finish a novel for my friends, and now that it is complete I wanted to go back to writing my book. but I have encountered the biggest block I have ever experienced, and I'm also quite shocked by it because I have stopped writing during the most exciting scenes. so there goes my question, should I take a break from writing and maybe take my time to do some worldbuilding for some other works, or to try and push myself to just hit that '1 page a day' mark I have settled for myself?
anyway, that feels quite refreshing to be back here after such a while and I wish you all best days :3

@Oakiin

As someone who just finished a big project, I'm going through the exact same thing. I think it's your brain feeling empty without this project to drive you. My advice is to take a couple days and just write whatever you can, even if it's just a random paragraph about something totally unrelated. Just anything that you feel at all inspired and passionate about. The best and quickest way I've found to get out of it is to re-train your brain to focus on anything else besides that big project. Show it that there is passion and excitement to be had in other things too. After a couple days, you should be able to move on to your actual projects!

I really do think it's about being so focused on this one thing, and it consumes your creative life, and then it's over and you brain has a mini grieving period almost? Where it can't work on anything else because it's not the big Project that it's been trained to focus on?
Anyway, I hope that helps, I know exactly what you're going through, I'm going through it myself haha

@Adaras local_movies

I would also say to take a few days off and just like Oak said, write whenever you can/feel like it. I feel if you try to force yourself too much though it’ll just be another tiring task you have to do.
I went through the same thing a month back, I’m barely starting to get back into writing and it’s so much better when I’m able to enjoy what I’m actually doing. Sometimes our brains just need a break.

Anyways welcome back ! I remember you from a while ago, though you might not know who I am

@tomat brightness_7

I guess I'm not really back to notebook at all, huh
anyway, thanks for your advice, I'll make sure to remember everything for the future! and, @Adaras, I do remember you too :3