What to Do When You Can’t Seem to Finish a Blog Post

#4. Take a cue from Frozen

By Shannon Ashley

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about increasing one’s writing output. I know one writer who’s made a remarkable goal of finishing five (yes, FIVE) posts a day. I’ve also had other writers ask how they can break through their walls when they can’t seem to finish anything.

Despite being a daily writer, I happen to be a very slow writer. As much as I would like to be the kind of person who easily finishes one blog or article an hour, that simply isn’t me.

Most pieces take me three to five hours to complete, while a longer story will take the whole day, maybe two. Actually, I’ve come to realize that I don’t mind being so slow.

The thing is, writing is how I process my life. It is, in fact, a huge part of my positive mental hygiene. If I were to rush that process, I think it could hinder me in a very personal way.

That said, I do know the difference between my process and simply getting stuck. I know when I need a break, and when I’m actively procrastinating or shooting myself in the foot.

I also know when when I’m struggling no matter how much I want to be productive.