I’ve been seeing some Tweets lately of writers who have lost the mojo or motivation to write. Not that this is a new thing. It isn’t.
I mean, really, it’s impossible to churn out words and develop new ideas ALL THE TIME, right? Right.
So, is it okay to take time off?
And if so, do you still consider yourself a writer?
How do you fill your non-writerly time?
See below 😉
When a Shiny New Idea strikes, I often obsessively work out characters, settings, plot twists, etc. I jot down notes, daydream about scenes, and often have wicked insomnia as I toss around dialogue in my head.
Now, when Shiny New Idea becomes First Draft Manuscript (which occurs the moment I type THE END), I breathe a sigh of relief…
…and stare around the room like I have absolutely no idea what to do with myself.
And I consider the following…
Non-writerly Writer Activities:
- READ SOME MORE
- Catch up on blog reading
- Beta read/Critique
- Spend time with friends/family
- Outline Next Shiny New Idea
- Revise old manuscript
- Write something completely different, like a short story or flash fiction piece or poetry
What do youse guys do when you’re not writing?
Check out Lydia’s response to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog topic of “writerly edumacation!”