That Feeling of Exhaustion

I’m derailing a bit from my usual tip-giving self to just vent for a bit…Hurricane Matthew kind of messed with my weekend plans and threw me off my productive track. I didn’t post to Instagram like I should have. I conveniently ignored the fact that it was Thursday and I hadn’t posted anything. Heck, I barely even did any school work.

I won’t lie, I was exhausted. I felt like I was hitting a glass wall with this whole blog thing. It’s hard work, and honestly I don’t know if it’s worth it. I know I’m supposed to have one because a hopeful writer should have lots of followers to prove agents/publishers can take a chance on them…blah blah blah. I get it, I really do. But seriously, it’s tiring.

So instead of pushing through my exhaustion and posting something inspiring about what to do when you’re down, I decided to wallow in it. And let me tell you, I’m an excellent wallower. I can ignore a problem like you wouldn’t believe. That elephant in the room staring me in the face? Don’t even see it. I am a professional ignorer.

And how does that leave me feeling on Monday? Kind of dirty, honestly. But if I had been productive all weekend I think I’d still feel the same. Frustrated and this stupid glass wall and I can’t seem to get past. Tired from trying. Angry that it’s even there.

The positive side of me (which is very tiny) says to use all that emotion to get things done! Power through!

The realist in me (which is much bigger) says to just forget about it. No one will read it anyway.

Sigh.

Okay, no more pity party. I’m here to say one thing and one thing only.

It’s okay to feel exhausted.

If I was on all the time I wouldn’t be real. I want you guys to know I’m real. There are hundreds of blogs that give tips on how to write. I’ve decided I don’t want that to be all this blog is, because if that’s the case, no one will ever find it because I suck at SEO.

So instead, this blog is going to be a journey through the life of me writing my novels (with occasional tidbits on what I’ve learned), because that makes for a much better story, and I won’t hate writing my blog posts as much.

Hope you enjoy!

~Liz

Follow me @wethewriters on Instagram and @liz_tampa on Twitter.

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