I haven’t been posting a lot on here because the whole writing thing has become exhausting. I’m going through a period of writing burnout unlike anything I’ve had before.
The good news is that I think I’ve identified the reasons for this burnout. I’ve become obsessed with how much I’m selling and the quality and quantity of my reviews.
But that’s the wrong approach. I got into writing because I love writing. So now I need to figure out how to reclaim that love of writing. I don’t want to sacrifice the quality of what I put out. I think I can manage that if I just focus on the feelings that got me into writing in the first place.
I mean, if I’m not enjoying my time doing it, there are many other things I could do with my time. But I know that, deep down, I am a writer, and I always will be. I just need to figure out the right balance between writing and everything else.
Has anyone else ever had a period of burnout like this? How did you push through it?