So I was searching my computer and found an old file entitled "Chapter 1" (because that is so descriptive, right?).
Sidenote: The files on my computer are all named things like Chapter 1, Dragons, ehhhh, Untitled, Untitled 1. Apparently I know what things are by the worst description possible. End Sidenote
Anyway, I opened it up and found that it was a YA dystopian I had started writing about 3 years ago. I totally forgot about it. I had gotten writers block and just set it aside. But today, the ideas started flowing and I was like "whoa! I could actually finish this!"
I wrote about 2 1/2 chapters today and came up with a whole bunch of new ideas. I changed a bunch of names, and I practically changed the entire plotline. I went back through and revised a bunch of stuff, reformatted some lines, etc. I hope I'm on a roll. But we all know that things happen and you just get stuck. But I'm hoping to have a finished manuscript to bring with me to YallFest. A girl can dream, right? (And to answer my own question: I'm sure nothing will happen with it, but sure. I can dream.)
Does anyone else try to write and experience (apparently extreme) writer's block? What do you do to deal with it?