Insecure Writer’s Support Group – Have I Lost My Drive?

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Yes, it’s that time of the month again!

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The monthly airing of insecurities! You can see what other people are insecure about here!

Me? I’m stressing about not getting my shit in gear. See for over a year now I have been a publishing machine.

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I’m released one story a month, taking the odd month off to recharge my batteries. As I type this, I have over a year’s worth of rough drafts to polish, and publish.

But I’m not working like I used to.

I used to change all my social media on the regular to reflect the story coming out. In addition, to all my writing, I critiqued and beta’d for friends, too. I wrote about 30,000 words a month in rough drafts alone.

In the last month, I have written maybe, maybe, 3,000 words. Other than this blog I have pretty much abandoned social media, and the last critique I did, took me two weeks just to read the book. (FYI, I can read 70,000 word story in about six hours, normally).

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I can’t seem to get my will up to do anything. I’ve barely advertised for my latest series.

I’m just… I dunno. Writing and selling is work, and I know that. And I want to be writer.

I just don’t seem to have the drive to do the work, lately.

I don’t want to find the perfect phrase. I don’t want to plug plot holes. I don’t want to polish the drafts. I don’t want to read my friend’s work. I don’t want to make covers. I don’t want to make the newsletter.

But I also don’t want to go back to the public sector and get a 9 to 5 soul sucking job either.

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It’s been a real problem for like the last two months.

I’ve been trying to snap myself out of it. I love this latest series, and next week my webcomic starts.

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So why can’t I seem to gather any enthusiasm? Why does it all seem too damn hard?

Whatever my issue is, I have to get it sorted out, and soon. Because if I can’t make bank by the end of this summer, I do have to go back to work. And my writing time will be severely limited then.

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One thought on “Insecure Writer’s Support Group – Have I Lost My Drive?

  1. I think it’s natural that we all find ourselves at this point every now and then. Writing is a job like any other, and even jobs that we love sometimes burn us out. In your case you’ve worked so hard and done so much that I feel like what you need is just a break to recharge. Relax on the beach, or go for hikes in the woods, or go see a bunch of movies, or whatever else that makes you feel happy and energetic. Push yourself too hard and you’ll just end up loathing the job, and that’s a downward spiral you want to avoid. 🙂

    Good luck! I’m sure you’ll be back into it in no time! ^_^

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