Lately, I’ve been so stressed with finishing chapters that I’ve lost the enjoyment that I get from writing and when I was editing, it showed. My characters were flat and my writing just sounded boring. And honestly, it was hard for me to see that. I’ve been writing since I was eight and this was the first time that I really felt like I had nothing to say. Ughh! It’s just so hard to feel that way!
So I did what I could. I read some books for inspiration, took a break from writing my novel, and spent more time drawing. I just let myself take time to reflect on why I love writing in the first place. And let me tell you, it really helped! I came back excited to write my novel and my writing just seemed to come alive again.
So all you writers out there, take time to enjoy your craft. Don’t be so worried about the deadlines that you set for yourself that you forget why you write in the first place. I know, it’s a lot easier said than done, but it’s not impossible! Good luck! Comments welcome!