… you leave your writing notebook at work (which of course has your newest horrible poem in it that you really wanted to enter into Scrivener) and then accidentally have a non-soy latte and are ill and then the notebook is going to be at work all weekend.
If you’re a writer but you’re not writing now (or updating your writing blog, for that matter) are you still a writer?
I’m pretty sure that the answer is yes.
I’m no longer as fatalistic about this break as I was a few weeks ago. I’m definitely still a writer. Even though I’m not writing fiction or updating my writing blog, I’m still reading and journaling and updating my queer blog. And I haven’t given up writing for good.
I’m just recharging the battery, renewing the well, whatever the proper term is for recovering from rejection fatigue. I still love writing and creating stories.
But if I do it, I’m going to have to market it, because that’s just how I am. And I really don’t care for more rejection right now. So here I am: a writer who isn’t writing, just waiting for the energy to come back. It will be back, sooner or later. It always comes back.
There were some questions last night about my revisions process after NaNoWriMo. This is the final post about my revisions process in general, and it links in the first paragraph to the rest of the posts in that series.
Thanks for letting me talk at you all! I had a great time.
I get so annoyed and frustrated every time I load the Touchdown novel. It seems like I can write just about anything else, but not the one thing that I really want to be writing right now. Something has to give, here, and I’m hoping it will be the writer’s block.