Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MENTAL FATIGUE

After the A-Z challenge I told myself that I was going to take a little time off and I guess I did, from blogging at least. My job is so mentally demanding and now also physically demanding that I am still feeling drained.

I have not written anything in weeks and I am so scared that all my creativity has been used up. Silly I know…but that’s me.

One piece of good news is that all my editing is done. 9 drafts later and this will be the manuscript I will query. I will not be editing again, unless an agent or publisher asks me to. So this is Immortal: New Beginning’s last shot at getting me an agent and after at least 50 rejections I will put it away.

I have written one or two other stories during this year and last year but I truly think this one is my best work to date. So at least I am going to start querying again.

I don’t know what is going on with me but I feel so out of touch with the whole blogging world. I apologize that I have not been stopping by anyone’s blogs. I really hope to get out of this slump soon. I need to write and more importantly, I want to write.

10 comments :

  1. Don't panic - and congratulations on getting through your edits! I have been feeling exactly the same way recently - I think it is also something to do with the time of year. I think do what you can, and more importantly do what you need to do.

    I have only just started to get my oomph back - looking forward to starting a new novel in June!

    Good luck with the queries, and good luck with starting the next project!!!
    Lx

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  2. We all feel drained now and again. It will pass. Good luck with querying.

    mood
    @mooderino

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  3. I'm sure editing has taken a lot out of you. Rest from blogging is about the only "stop writing" I do.
    When you have to let something ride, your friends understand.

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  4. I think after an exhausting month, you need to take some time off and regroup. There is nothing wrong with it, but it will come in time. Life and writing is exhausting, just remember to keep breathing :)

    Sara

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  5. Laura - Thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement. Good-luck with the novel writing in June. I can't wait to get my oomph back.

    Mooderino - Thank you. I sure hope so.

    Mary - Thank you for being so understanding.

    Sara - Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for the nice words. I will take your good advice and get a bit more rest. And I will remember to just breathe. Thank you.

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  6. I understand and have been in a slump myself as far as blogging goes. I think it's natural after an intense month of non-stop blogging. Hopefully things level out in June :)

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  7. You shouldn't be so hard on yourself! We all get in writing slumps once in awhile. My worst is right after NaNo - other than blog posts I don't really get back into writing until January.

    I find that as far as bloggin goes having a set schedule really helps. It forces me to post whether I feel like it or not. :-)

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  8. Brianna - Sorry that you are in a slump too. I am sure we will snap out of it soon.

    C.R. - Thank you for the great tip. I am definitely considering it.

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  9. You know the saying "All work and no play........." We all need a chance to just be every now and then. Good luck with the manuscript.

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  10. Sandy - Thank you so much for the nice words. Also thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog.

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