It’s unavoidable that sometimes we’ll have to slog through a part of our writing that feels like a bore. Whether you’re ghost-writing a book for a client, writing your thesis literature review, or even when you’re smack in the middle of that novel you always wanted to write. Chances are you’ll hit a spot where you just… can’t … keep … writing.
There are a hundred reasons why this might be the case, but today I want to tackle just one: boredom.
Here are a few scenarios that most would find boring:
- Filling out your tax forms.
- Playing a mindless kid’s board game with your 3 year old nephew.
- Sitting in a hospital waiting room (in Quebec, this can stretch out for 6 hours+, even in the “emergency” ward).
- Meditating: just sitting and focusing on your breath.
But notice that in all of these, there are examples of people who don’t find it boring: