In March, I sat down to write my newsletter but couldn’t. Writers block had hit me hard.
Winter in Portland is cold and wet. By March, I crave sunshine, but this year we got snow and sleet followed by days of rain. All I wanted to do was curl up in bed. I had no energy to write.
That wasn’t the only reason. Several weeks ago, I sent revisions on my current work-in-progress (a Romance novel) to my agent. I worked hard to get the story just right, add depth to the characters, and develop rich themes. I’m proud of the result, but I was burned out after all that effort. Plus, while I’m excited about what comes next, I’m also a little afraid.
My writing friends tell me that fatigue, burn out, and self-doubt are all part of the creative process, so I allowed myself to feel all those messy emotions. Once I did, I was able to move past them and start writing again!