Thursday, 15 May 2014


Writer's block...

Daniela Pesconi-Arthur
                                                                     (cartoon from "The Pajama Diaries")

Oh my... 
Ok, I'm suffering from writer's block. Argh!!! It's just a horrible thing. I'm usually ok with writing and always have loads of ideas. Sometimes the ideas are for my book, sometimes they are just about anything else. But, still, they are there - or here, with me.

I've been quite busy in the last two weeks, and have been a bit absent from the blog. Now that things have gone back to "normal", I've been trying to carry on with writing my book. 

It hasn't been easy. It really hasn't. I need help. Desperately. 

You know when you're writing a story and you have that character that you "don't like"? How do Iyou carry on writing the story when you know that the jerk will be there, messing everything up with the heroine's life, treating her like an object while promising her the world... when he's a total asshole? 

And the worst thing is that the love of her life is just around the corner (literally), but she has to spend time with the bad guy first in order to get to the one who'll save her and sweep her off her feet.... 


Hard, really hard. I'm sure that as soon as I get through with this, the story will just go on so much easier! I've already got bits of the nice part of the story ready, but there is a massive gap in between....  

What do I do? I don't want to just write rubbish, just so I can finish this part quickly...


Any advice, please?

Thanks a million. You're the best! :)


  1. Just imagine the good part ahead and try making it as interesting as possible for the bad part of the story to transit into the good part...isn't that half the fun of getting to the happily ever after?

    1. Yeah, I've been trying to to that, but it's not working. I think I need to distance myself totally from the story... Thanks for your help! :)

  2. Hey Daniiiii!
    Welcome to my life! I know everything about writer's block...hahaha
    About this asshole... There's always someone who actually has a good reason to like these people. You could try to think like you were his sister or his best friend, like someone who understands him...
    He's a jerk to your heroin, but he certainly has his qualities. Think about them, about his past life, good things he has done. Write it down, it really helps... Even (of course) if you are not going to include these things on the story.
    That would be my advice! I'm sure you are going to find a way to solv this problem. You're an amazing writer and I can't wait to read the finished book!

    1. Hey Camilinhaaaaaa!!!!!
      Thanks sweetie for this message... I have been away from here way too long now... But, good news... I don't "hate" my character anymore!!! :) I've started writing again and he's appeared in the story! He's not that bad, it's just that he's too snob for Carolina... hehe.
      I'll try to come back to the blog this week.
      A big hug to you.
      Muah!!!! <3
      Dani. xxx