Thursday, September 16, 2010

My family had a bad day yesterday, so I didn't do any work last night. I was both emotionally and physically drained, so I sat in front of the TV. I really needed a good laugh, so I caught up on my Destination Truth and Tosh.O. Wonderful! Just what I needed.

Nate Bransford had an interesting post yesterday. He was asking if any of his readers had ever experienced writer's burnout, and he was wondering how they got over it. The first thing I thought was, "Oh, yeah. Who hasn't?" I think I experience burnout every month. I procrastinate doing my articles, then when I can't procrastinate any longer, I find something to write about, dreading every moment. I get over the burnout by just writing. The articles have to be finished (especially if I want that check in the mail!), and most of the time, they're not that bad once I get writing.

Same with fiction. After a particularly bad rejection on my YA novel, I thought for sure I was just going to throw in the towel, quit writing all together, but then I got the email that asked me to write a zombie short. Fate plays a major role. Thankfully it does, or I might never write again!

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