If you know exactly how you want Book 2 to go, that may be what's causing the writer's block. Planning everything out sometimes makes your brain feel that you've already created it, which is why you may be drawn to Book 3 where things are more up in the air. Or maybe you just reached a point in your story where it's less about creating than sloughing through. You could try writing bits of Book 3, since you don't have to start at the beginning, and that may jumpstart Book 2. Or you could have your partner write some parts which you could then react to, which may make it easier to get going. You could take a small break and work on something else for a bit, or you can force yourself to write, even if all you write is "I am blocked" over and over. There isn't an easy cure for writers block but try a few things and maybe one of them will work. Tim Powers said he makes deals with himself -- write the scene, then he can have a beer. Maybe bribery is the way to go. :)
Originally posted by Tasnek
Alrighty here, lets see...
Almost finished with my first novel in a planned three-novel trilogy...all I really need is slight plot corrections and editing.
The one that really gets me is my sequel to it. I'm about halfway through it, but that guy keeps getting in my way...whats his name...Writer's Block. I've fallen on lack of inspiration, even though I know EXACTLY how I want the entire book to go, but I can't seem to write creatively nor do I have motivation. Which, is a real downer, seeing as I have LOTS of inspiration to write the third, but depending on how the second one ends (my co-writer decides that) depends on how it starts.
I wish there was an easy cure for writer's block...