Ok, I know…
I’ve been a terrible blogger and social media-person 😀
I haven’t been around much to comment or even post!
The deadline for my first draft is this Friday, and I still have tons to write. So, pretty much I’ve been writing constantly lately!
But still, that’s not really an excuse.
To be honest, I am still really struggling to find my groove again after getting back from my break.
I know, right? It’s been nearly two months 😀 But, this blog is about being honest, and that is what I’m doing.
I’m just having a pretty difficult time lately, and not sure how to fix that yet!
Hopefully soon I will find my rhythm again.
Everything feels very stale and static at the moment, but I think that will change once I manage to get a new book released. Hence why I am working so hard on this one so as I can get it ready for release at the end of March!
Sorry I haven’t been around much, but hopefully soon that will change. Know that I am reading your blogs even if I don’t manage to comment
Have you ever had a bit of an unproductive time? How did you get out of it?
Status of sixth manuscript: Writing first draft.
Word count: 34,692 (+11,752 since last check-in).
Books read towards challenge: 2/50
Currently reading: Thyme in a Flask by Glen Quarry
This is so relateable. I was once in the groove of writing at least 1,000 words a day and now it’s only around 1,000 a week depending on how much Netflix and tea my body thinks it needs.
Getting back in the swing of things can be pretty difficult, especially with so many distractions around 😀
Thank you so much for commenting!
It really is tough to come back from a break. I try to ease back into it with small projects or doing a little at a time. No sense forcing something. Hope you get back on track soon and good luck with the first draft.
Maybe jumping straight into a new book wasn’t a great idea after a long-ish break 😀 Think the small projects might be a good idea!
Thank you so much for the encouragement 🙂
I’m an expert on coming back from breaks… in fact, I do it all the time. Come to think of it, I probably have more breaks than non-breaks. *sigh* (Silly work stuff always intervenes when I’d rather write, but until I can afford to write full-time, which might be right about never, I have to work to put my kids through school.)
Hey, don’t apologise for not blogging because you have to write! Gotta have your priorities straight. As much as I miss reading your blog (when time allows), I fully understand that writing has to come first. Oh, and I recently read some great tips on Emily Bates’ wonderful blog that might help you get your groove back!
Writing has been more of my focus than social media, which isn’t so great when looking at writing as a business 😀
Thank you so much for the link, I like the, ‘Remember you’re awesome’, that’s a good thing to tell yourself once in a while!
We all have a bit of a slump sometimes. Besides, a first draft is important so there’s nothing wrong with focussing your efforts on your work for a little while 🙂
Writing has taken focus over social media lately, but I realise how important social media is if I want to make writing my career 😀 Just don’t seem to have the time to balance it lately!
Thank you so much for your kind comment 🙂
I can relate! I’m pretty useless with social media and marketing 😛
We’ll wait. And when you find your groove, pretend you’re a pair of curtains and pull yourself together he he. When you have the time and your concentration isn’t elsewhere you’ll be back in full swing. I doubt whether you’re jaded or stale, I just think you’re distracted with what’s going on and it’s only natural.
Wen you’re ready, you’ll find us here waiting Mishka.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Thank you so much for the encouraging and kind comment! Focusing on my writing has been nice, though I know how important social media is in the business of writing. Hopefully I’ll find a balance soon 🙂
Good luck with finding your groove back! *hugs* I normally don’t lose the momentum/groove too much, not until I reach the breaking point of burnout. I do too much and reach a point of burn out and then coming back to business is hard. Trying hard to pace myself better this year though. 🙂
I definitely understand. For me, I am not the best at multi-tasking. So if I am working on a story that I want to complete at a certain time, I will often put a lot of my energy into that and forget the rest. But I say as long as you are working on something, it’s not bad at all 🙂 I think sometimes when we take a break from things, it may take us longer than expected or than we planned to get back into the swing of things, but I know you will soon and I can’t wait to hear about your next book!
I have just had a week of writers block… a WEEK! That has never happened to me before. Maybe an hour or so till I worked through the problem. Never a whole week. So I can relate entirely. I havent opened the manuscript for Bk3 since beginning of December. There just seems so much other ‘stuff’ that needs doing first. At least you were focussed on writing your book… that’s great! Maybe you can cut back on your blog posting while you’re working on your book to maybe only 1 or 2 posts a week. You might find that more manageable and feel less guilt and anxiety over it. I did that last year and it really helped. Good luck with your book!
Hang in there, Mishka! Remember we support you no matter how often you blog!
I think we all go through times like this Mishka for many reasons. But hang on in there. Something will happen to give you back your groove.
I agree, absolutely everyone that writes long enough goes through a time like this. Success depends on how well you handle it. Usually, when I fall into ruts like this, I find it helpful to pick out a book, movie, show, whatever, that inspires me, and spend a bit of time with that.
I try to think of it like this: Presence is important, but production is prudent. If that makes as much sense outside my head as it does inside haha.