How do I, as a writer, work through or around a writing block? My problem is impacted by the idea that I may be writing my WIP in the wrong POV. Wrong in that I am not comfortable with how the story is being played out, by who, even though I love love love the plot and characters. It's almost as if I can feel the characters sending me a sour look and silent demand to "get it right". I've had this problem before and I hate how frustrated it makes me feel.
Since this particular WIP has well over 50k in words already written, I most likely won't redo it to change the POV, I will instead need to keep my Muse from ditching me, and wade through it to find the clarity in the muddled sea of words. I took a few days off of writing to A) hunt down my delinquent Muse, and B) read some truly brilliant novels by a brilliant Author and get away from the frustration of staring at my laptop blankly. Of course this C) only made me feel like a crummy writer compared to the brilliant Author, which D) pissed me off at myself enough to kick me back into writing mode. So, take that frustrated, Museless me!
This WIP is dear to my heart, a story I've wanted to write for many many years, but have put off because I just "wasn't ready, wasn't good enough" yet. I still struggle with this, as evidenced by my issues outlined here, but I snap out of it eventually and get angry at myself, at my self doubt.
Oh, there you are Muse...have a nice trip to Tahiti? Bitch.