After the A-Z Challenge, we all are feeling a bit of burn out ...
even the iconic Alex Cavanaugh!
Here's a few tips that might help:
1.) Change your scenery:
J.K. Rowling wrote her first Harry Potter book in a cafe near her flat in Edinburgh.
Neil Gaiman has been writing his latest novel in a small coffee shop. Natalie Goldberg also recommends writing in coffee shops.
It’s easy to get distracted by the household chores, the refrigerator, and television when you work and write from home.
2.) Rob a Bank:
With sirens wailing and police skreeching after you, burnout will be the last thing on your mind! (The ghost of Mark Twain made me put that in to see if you were paying attention!)
3.) Find quality time for the important people in your life:
Play board games with your children. Jog with your best friend. Never underestimate the power of creating good times with the people you love.
4.) Decompress and reflect:
Spend a day at the beach. Watch the sunset. Check into a bed and breakfast or a hostel in another city and sleep in late. Choose to do something unrelated to writing. It’s a great way to re-charge your emotional batteries.
5.) Pilot your own boat:
Others will always have an idea how you can better steer your muse. Don’t allow other writers to drive you. Don’t make comparisons. There will always be better and worse writers than you. Focus on improving your writing and enjoy the process.
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