Ugh. I’ve been seriously struggling with a particular batch of articles lately. I’m finding it SO frustrating. It’s like quick sand – the more I try, the more I struggle, the emptier my big head gets.
As a result, I’ve missed a deadline – TWICE – which I’m really not happy about (neither is the client).
It’s just taking me frikkin AGES to write these and I’m not sure why.
I’ve laid it all on the table with the client. I’ve told them what’s going on. Not sure what their response will be, but I thought they deserved an explanation. (I’m almost too scared to check my inbox for their reply in case they tell me to piss the hell off. I can take it. I think. But it’ll be a bit of a blow below the belt.)
This is just not the right time for me to get writer’s block.
I feel like a right old incompetent muppet.
So not happy with myself about this.
Question to any writers out there (or anyone who wants to chip in):
Have you ever been in a similar situation? How did you resolve it?
Do we keep plugging away at a piece that says “uh-uh, I ain’t budging” ’til we feel like gouging our eyes out? Or do we accept defeat and hold our hands up to the client?
At what point does one accept defeat on a piece? Or is it an abomination to even consider doing that?
I wanna know. So please share.