Yesterday’s post about how social media fatigue may be afflicting the Internet got me thinking about how hard it is for writers to escape periodic or even prolonged burnout. We’re all trying to juggle writing with the modern life and the daily demands of day jobs, chores, blogs, commuting, cooking, sleeping, reality television programs, and oh yeah families and friends remember them?
Writing takes time that is not in ready supply, endurance that can be sapped, attention that can waver, confidence that can ebb, and dreams that can be dashed. It’s the brain’s version of a marathon.
And that’s before you face the publication process, with its waiting and inevitable frustrations.
Have you ever gotten burned out by at all? How do you escape it so you can keep going?