Friday, 10 November 2017

How do I fix writer burnout?

Hey guys,

Today, I want to talk about writer burnout. You all know the feeling. I am assuming this happens to more writers other than just me. It is where you finish a project e.g. novel, short story etc and for days afterwards you just can't write. Like your brain is telling you that enough, is enough.

Also I know there will be some saying, "Isn't that writers block?" and for the record no, what I'm talking about isn't. I have stories I could write, but the thought of typing away at my computer makes me feel instantly drained. Like, every ounce of energy was used up by that last story.

There are so many stories in my head. Different characters begging to be unleashed onto this world, and yet, I am stuck in my funk. (Yep, I rhymed 😏) I can't even bring myself to edit all of my earlier stories that had been garbage (grammatically speaking, of course) but worth a redo. I just finished a 12500 short story in 3 days and then used another 3 days to edit it. I can't bring myself to look at Word. Maybe, it is my fault due to my writing style? (See blog post about free flowing writing) Or is it something else?


So now, if anyone reading this would be so kind as to hook me up with a cure, well I would be very grateful. Maybe, share a tip or two. Do I take some time to unwind? Do I push through and risk making the feeling worse? Help me...please.

Thanks
Rebecca Nolan

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