All year I have been writing and revising.
I am somewhat of a perfectionist and want everything just right or should I say, just write.
I have been working and working on one of my middle grade manuscripts and finally decided to send it out again - with the many changes I made to it this year.
So, with fingers crossed, I took the plunge and sent it flying out into the world.
I also finished two new picture books, that I just love, and sent them flying out into the world.
Now - I wait.
Every now and then I suffer from writer burn out. That is what I am doing now. So, I have been taking a break and getting caught up on other things.
These burn outs usually do not last very long. I know by the first of the year, I will be at it again - working on my ideas and typing away at the computer.
Soon I will return with regular posting.
Our local library had their annual writing contest and Thursday there will be a reception to announce the winners and have them read their winning entry. I was notified that I placed, so I will be there. That may be just the nudge I need to start writing again.
Do you ever get writer burn out?
Do you ever feel like you have to take a break - even if it is just a little one?
What gives you the nudge to start writing again?
I think my nudge is that I have to write and I am not happy until I put the words down on paper. As the main character of one of my middle grade manuscripts says, I get so full up, I think I am going to explode.