Monday, March 8, 2010

A down weekend

I spent some time thinking and reading this weekend. I know it's a common thing, probably more so among writers, but I had a pretty down couple of days. I kept thinking about the books and blogs I read and how I don't think I'll ever be as good as what I'm seeing from other people. I even thought about packing it in. I don't have any staggering insights or valuable tips or anything like that. I'm just a girl who wrote a book and wants to see something happen with it, like hundreds of people out there.

I'm not looking for any one to say, "But you're wrong. You are great." It's just something I wanted to put it down some where. I think if I can acknowledge the hard times, it will help me get through them. I am pretty sure that this won't be the last time that I feel this way. It's definitely not the first.

Today, I'm going to take a break from things writing. Recharge myself. Get a grip on what I really want and where I want to go. What do you do when you have those down days?


Lynnette Labelle said...

Recharging is the best thing you can do. Sometimes I need a break from all things writing so I can get my head around my story when I get back to it. Good luck with your away time.

Lynnette Labelle

Kristi said...

You know....this sounds SO familiar. Very familiar. This lovely blogosphere has a way of sometimes getting into a writer's head and making us each feel a little less unique and just "one in a crowd". I went through it too. And still do some days.

I agree - some time away and taking a break is always the best. You'll feel a renewed energy. Plus, if you're like me, you can't "force" your hits whenever it feels the need.

Oh and if that I learned that Starburst jelly beans can cure all. Being on a sugar high is quite lovely. (WE have to be kids sometimes too!) If that doesn't work - try some chocolate.

Best of luck!
kristi :-)