|Sheep are so cute!|
I’ve been walking around in a haze, lost and feeling confused.
At last minute, I decided to change what this blog was going to be about because I wanted to make sure and include this cute little article that helped get me going again.
It was just the something I was looking for to light a fire under my butt.
You see, I’ve had a difficult time with life outside of writing lately. The whole month of September has been pretty rough on me. Or rather, I’ve seemingly caused a series of events that has added stress and upped the difficulty level in my life throughout the past month. Seriously, the lyrics for Green Day’s song “Wake Me Up When September Ends” have been going through my head.
I just want this month to be over and a page in history.
I’m burning out and feel that if I keep going, I’m going to break. This is not a matter of having writer’s block. I have lost my drive and feel like I need to do something quick to get it back. There’s no way I’ll ever accomplish NaNoWriMo if I keep going like this! (Speaking of which, I am really excited about NaNo and will start putting together my plan of attack in October! Have some veteran tips for that? Drop me a note.)
Whatever the case may be, I’m determined that next month is going to be better. I’m learning that things may get hard, but it’s what you do when things are difficult that determines you who you are.
And I’m not the girl who just spent an hour staring at a blank document because she forgot how to carve words out of air. No, I’m the girl whose fingers, right in this instant, are flying over the keyboard, attempting the construction of coherent syntax.
That’s right, I’m a writer. Just saying that helps to empower me. If you don’t mind, I’m going to say it again. In fact, I invite you to join me this time:
I am a writer.
How do you keep things from interrupting your writing, when life starts to feel like a series of failures and you’re at your wits end? How do you keep your self-esteem from going down the toilet?