We've now finished three weeks of the challenge and are moving into the fourth week. How is everyone doing? Is your story still moving forward?
Sometimes, at this point in your writing, it can be beneficial to take a short break and do something completely different. Taking your mind off of your story, even for just a short while, can be a means to refreshing your muse. It's even better if that break includes doing something outdoors or something physical. Exercise releases endorphins in your body which help you feel good, and studies have shown that it also helps memory and the thinking process.
It is easy to get sidetracked completely at this stage of your writing. It's a simple thing to start to procrastinate or to lose momentum, so don't let your short break from writing last too long. Give yourself just enough time to boost your mental clarity and then get straight back into writing.
What sorts of things do you do to keep your creative juices flowing when you get into the later stages of your writing? Let us know in the comments.
Today's prize is a copy of "The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface"