My writing mojo is depleted at the moment. I am not writing much for Book 2 and I am in limbo with moving forward with the self publishing of Prophecy of Innocence Book 1 as I wait for the feedback from beta readers. I am not being lazy or suffering from writer’s block, I just feel slightly burnt out after 2 whole years on it and need a little break from writing.
So why do I feel so guilty? Is it because I keep reading about the progress of others? Is it because every blog or tweet I read from writers is telling me that to be a writer, I need to write otherwise I am simply a fraud who isn’t doing what I say on the tin? Or perhaps it is because when I do write, I get lovely positive feedback from other newcomers to this writing business who spur me on and congratulate me when I do write a lot, and so feel bad for letting them down?
First and foremost, I do have a day job. It does have to come first. Sometimes that frustrates me but sometimes I just want to be in that zone because I do love my job (most of the time.) Other times I just want it out of the way so I can write. It’s always a double edged sword!
Whatever it is, I am not beating myself up about not writing, or editing or even looking at my works in progress at the moment. I like writing for the flexibility it gives me. The journey isn’t over by any means. I am just taking a little holiday. One which involves a lot of reading, which I had forgotten how much I enjoy and need to do.Until next time when I may have something more insightful to say on the journey of writing a children’s fantasy novel… thanks for reading.