I have the ultimate plan for avoiding writing burnout. It may even help.
Did I oversell that? I think I might have oversold it. Okay, this may not be the ultimate plan for anyone to avoid burnout as a writer, but it’s my plan for me for right now. Who knows, it may even help.
In case you just arrived here from Pluto (no longer a planet, but still a lovely holiday spot), I should point out the world for the past few years has been rough.
That’s made writing hard. Some days it’s made everything hard.
Early in the pandemic, I tried to do too much with my writing life and I burned out. I didn’t write for two years. I thought maybe it was just me, but when I poked my nose online I saw people everywhere talking about burnout.
I have friends! They may not know I exist, but they’re my friends regardless. Maybe you’re one of them.
If you are, stay a while. Have a cookie.
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You might have noticed I’ve been away a while. Here are some things that happened during that time, rated by whether they are awesome or rubbish.
I love reading blog posts that give advice. If I’m already taking the advice I feel smug I’m doing things right, and if I’m not I feel like a daring rebel.
Either way, win!
I once read some advice that if you take a break from blogging and then return you shouldn’t draw attention to the fact you’ve been away. Just continue posting as you were, and most people won’t notice you were gone.
Uh, I think in this case that ship has not only sailed, it’s been eaten by a kraken.
So yes, I’ve been away, and the elephants have carried the world on through the void, as elephants are wont to do.
Here are a few other things that happened, which I know about because they happened to me, I read about them (everything you read online is true, remember?), or I made them up.
I probably didn’t make them up.
1. I missed talking with so many cool writer friends online. Rating: one wretched unicorn sobbing a pool of tears
2. More people bought Colleen Hoover’s books than bought the Bible. Rating: awesome if you’re her, rubbish if you suffer from serious writer envy
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