Hi all 👋 today’s discussion topic is based on something I’m struggling with since the beginning of September. I know, I know it’s only the 5th of September but that’s 5 days where I’ve only read 3 pages and I’ve only done one half assed mediocre review. And that just puts me in a mood to start a discussion about reading and writing slumps.
How do you overcome a reading and writing slump?
I’m currently stuck reading Crooked Kingdom, I won’t lie it’s a good book and I’m loving it when I can read it but the chapters are just sooooo long and it’s back story after back story and I just want the action to start… Just a little bit impatient I guess. So here are somethings that I have tried to get myself out of my slump, maybe they’ll be helpful to you as well.
Tip #1: When I realized on the weekend that I was on a good solid topic to write about slump, I’ve distanced myself from my blog for a bit. I didn’t look at it, I didn’t go into finish any of my half completed posts, or attempted to start anything. Instead I just read what others were writing and commented on their posts to get a new perspective. I love interacting with people so that gave me the idea for this post. So my blog and I took a little ‘space’ from each other, so we can be stronger together. 🙃
Tip #2: I find that when I’m on a reading slump, I just like the put the book down and move onto something else. I believe what’s put me in this mood about my current read is, like mentioned above, too long chapters. This is also my 6th YA Fantasy read in a row and I’m usually a romance reader, so getting into the mood for a light fluffy genre. Therefore, I have visited the local bookstore and picked myself this beauty up. Shopping always helps with the slump.
Tip #3: I love my bookstagram account, however I have also been neglecting it a bit lately. Like I’ve said, no creative juices were flowing for a while. But when I bought the ‘Words in Deep Blue’ I have come up with the idea that I should use it to do a bookstagram post. I have played around with it a little bit to come up with this scene. I find that even the smallest creative idea can light a big enough spark in me and when others like what I come up with, helps with the slump a lot.
Tip #4: Now this tip has nothing to do with reading or writing but more to do with mental health. I find that a little scenery change, a little quiet time to get together with the nature goes a long way for me. I specially love being by a running water, the sound of the water just clears my head, relaxes me and gets my creative juices flowing more freely.
How about you? Share your thoughts and tips and tricks to get out of a bad reading/writing slump.