I'm stuck in one of those ruts where it feels like everything I write isn't working. These ruts happen from time to time, but they're still annoying as hell. Nothing breaks my spirit more than working on a project and then feeling like it isn't clicking. Then when you try to move onto something completely different, you still get the same result.
I'm probably overthinking my stories. That is almost always the reason for such a rut. I think I have to get complicated with characters and storylines when I should stick to what I do best, which is keeping it simple.
Still, I'm not letting it bring me down too much. I'm doing plenty of reading, which is always the next best thing when you feel like you're in a tough spot. Reading classics from Vonnegut and company always cheers me up.
Of course, there are times when I curse myself for even calling myself a writer when I read a masterpiece like MOTHER NIGHT or CAT'S CRADLE.
I'll snap out of it. I always do in the end.