Writing doesn’t always come easily, and today I find myself in need of a taskmaster. This little owl seems like the best one I can hope to find. Luckily his gaze is stern enough to work on multiple people at a time, so if you are like me and currently hitting a writing wall, just think of this owlet sitting on your pen (or laptop).
Even though I know that writing comes in ebbs and flows – motivation isn’t a constant after all – I’m always surprised when putting words down feels like a slog. I tend to deal with these phases by simply writing through them, but I always hope I’ll come up with a better solution. Other than relying on the stern gaze of Mr. Owl, how do you overcome writing doldrums? Do you take breaks in your writing schedule, ignore the mental shifts, or do something else entirely?
(Of course, please don’t really find a house owl. He’ll hide dead mice all over your home, tear holes in your furniture, and scowl at you for your lack of feathers. And oh, the cruel writing critiques he’ll give you.)