I have excuses but I'm sure they will probably bore you. Something that stops the words from flowing with ease I can definitely pinpoint however . . . pressure.
I suck when I feel pressured, whether it's self-inflicted or otherwise. Some writers seem to strive under pressure, it is probably the number one reason I chose to self-publish. I set my own deadlines but I guess I feel reassured that they are flexible deadlines, if I have a publisher, not so much.
The thing I have noticed about myself is, all the words are there. The story just simmers away comfortably in my brain. But when I pressure myself to write, it sticks in there like superglue. And then I get frustrated, which in turn, makes me more agitated and I can't write at all when I am feeling stressed.
Some writers are the opposite. I know some that do their best writing during stressful and trying times in their lives. But what I've started to wonder is why am I stressing myself out if I hit my word count or not? What happened to the days when I just wrote for the love of it.
Is it peer pressure? Other writers telling me I should be writing? Listening to others say they've written a book in a week or have several novels ready to go?
I honestly don't know, but I will tell you what I do know. It gives me the shits.
My advice if it's wanted? Write when you can and when you don't, it's ok.
That sounds pretty fucking excellent actually, I now just need to remind myself of that.