Hey all, So I'm working on my first novel right now. I've finished a first draft and am currently working on a second draft (might as well consider it a re-write, so much has changed for the better). However, I'm having a slight issue. Often times I simply don't have an urge to get writing. I don't know what it is, but I can't work on anything I'm writing unless I feel absolutely passionate about it or "in the zone". I'm absolutely passionate about my project and plan to get it published. Getting "in the zone" is more of the issue for me. When I'm not in that zone, I just can't write. I stare at the computer, write a few sentences or paragraphs, and then go back and delete them or just leave them because I don't feel like they've worked out very well. I don't feel the passion in myself and, therefore, don't feel the passion in the words. When I don't feel it, I just can't write. It's such a struggle, because I often have a big day of writing (the other night I just felt it and wrote about 10+ pages, and I can do it from time to time). It's odd. I feel as if I'm doing something wrong, or my characters aren't deep enough, or something isn't right... it takes more to get me excited about this draft. When I re-work a scene and character, it helps, but not all the time. That being said, there is a major difference in my quality of writing when I just can feel it pumping through me, and the times where I'm forcing myself to write it just feels so... wrong. Like something cannot be right with these words. Does anyone else have this issue? How would you combat them, or advice you might have? Hope you all are having a wonderful day!