The writer's one weakness has always been the dreaded writer's block, but what if I told you that writer's block is a myth brought on by laziness and lack of self-discipline? Freelance writers are very susceptible to it. I'm not trying to downplay your feelings as a writer, but just hear me out for a moment if you're serious about finishing and publishing your work.
What do you always hear when people complain of writer's block? “I have no motivation”, “I just stare at the screen and nothing comes out”, “I got distracted by the TV”, and the excuses go on. That's exactly what they are; excuses. They're a reason you give yourself so you don't have to write your articles or that novel you've been working on.
I remember reading an interview in Writer's Digest once where they said, “Authors write. If you're not writing, you're not an author.” It's a pretty solid statement.
You need more motivation, you say? There's a website called Write Or Die by Dr. Wicked. There are three different levels of difficulty but with each level as soon as you stop writing, it gives you either a very annoying flashing light, sound or music. Once you start writing again, it stops. Sounds fun, right?
You might be thinking, “But I write for fun! I don't want to force myself to write!” That's all well and good, but if you want to be a serious writer, you need to actually write something. Writing can be fun again, I promise, but first you have to cut off the fat in order to get to the juicy bits.
Break out of that writer's block today and get back to writing!