Do you ever look up from reading a book and get disoriented because you’re actually in your bedroom or class or somewhere that isn’t the story?
All the time.
WHEN I GET A PAYCHECK AND THINK ABOUT HOW MANY NEW BOOKS I CAN BUY
Dean Winchester: appropriate for so many book moments.
Brand-new books just came in on hold:
When I’ve Accumulated So Many Books, My Original Shelving System Is Obsolete
How to Get Over Writer’s Block, As Told by Cats
First, the writing goes well. You’re just typing away, and then you get to a point where what you thought would work…doesn’t.
You try to think of what to write next. But nothing comes.
All hope is lost. Give up on life.
Suddenly, after much angst, a wild idea appears!
Focus on it a bit. It’ll grow.
And with enough focus, you’ll have an idea you have to chase after!
And soon enough, you’ll be back into the story!
"Too many books?" I believe the phrase you’re looking for is "not enough bookshelves".