Do NOT take that break from writing!!

So I did nanowrimo and like most others who did the same, I’m exhausted. It was exhilarating in a way. It was overwhelming in another. I feel happy that I ‘won’ but disappointed that I mostly wrote crap. One thing that happened was I developed the desire to take a little break from writing. Just a few days. I needed to get away from the computer. I had to clean and buy groceries. That perpetual ache in my back wanted me to sit up straight for a bit. My poor brain needed some breathing space. So I took the break and all that happened is I proved what an idiot I can be. It’s now December 5, and I haven’t written a thing. I haven’t worked on my story. I didn’t even do a single writing prompt. I started to work on an online flash fiction course, but I stopped. I realize now that the pace of last month made my poor rebellious heart feel chained to my desk. I’ve been seeing writing as a chore. Now I have to fight through all that. No more break. I need to sit down and write. I figure if I do that every day again then I’ll get back in the habit but my goals will be nothing like November’s goals. Hopefully I’ll still have days where I write thousands of words but if I don’t I won’t feel guilty or get depressed because I might not finish in a month. Maybe I’ll alternate between writing and editing. I only know that taking all these days off was bad for me. If I don’t post for a few days, you know what I’ll be doing.

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4 comments

  1. You got further with NaNoWriMo than I ever did! I’ve been thinking about trying my hand at it one of these days but haven’t got around to it yet. Congrats to you on going for it and learning from your experience, and thank you for the follow! I’m enjoying your blog!

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