I don’t believe in writer’s block.
Maybe, maybe, a very limited number of people have suffered from a real inability to write anymore. Like a loss of that specific brain function, which sounds like a much more serious problem than a lack of inspiration.
Writer’s block, for most people, is merely a deficit of motivation and a surplus of good old fashioned laziness. But that’s not a “block.” That’s not an inability or an impairment. That’s procrastination.
So what if you’re suffering from my definition of writer’s block, one where you know you should be writing, but don’t? Just like you should be cleaning your house, walking your dog, or calling your mother, but you just can’t bring yourself to do it.
What can you do to get past that sort of block?
It feels like you’re working, but you still get to avoid real, actual work. Instead of writing, look up some information that will help you once you do start. Feel like going for a walk instead of writing? Walk to the library. Just think about your writing project while you’re walking. Call it outlining.
Just do something even tangentially relevant to your project. At least you’ll have accomplished something. And chances are you’ll start feeling a lot more prepared to write. Which may have been all you’d needed in the first place.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some reading to do.