My next comment will probably get a lot of nodding heads as fellow authors agree with me. There are times when the muse completely abandons us and we are left with an undeniable need to write, but our inspiration has dried up like an annual creek in the middle of summer.
My advice from years of my muse just taking up and leaving at no moments notice, that the best thing to do with this almost tragic occurrence takes place is to cowboy up and write on. It sometimes feels like dragging yourself along by your nails alone, and you might sit for up to an hour just staring at the screen, but good does come of it.
Not only are you working on your skills, as we all know – practice makes perfect, but we are also able to concentrate on the finer points. Such as rereading, editing, proofreading that often take a backseat when the muse has us caught up in a whirlwind of wonder and ideas.
So next time you are left with an empty page, a low count of words and vanished inspiration, be glad! You now have the perfect time to go back and polish some of that promising story that is just waiting to greet the world with a shining, well-prepared flourish. Take these times of ‘writing drought’ to sit back and realize that your story is not only about been written, but also about being read.