How do you deal with writing burn-out?
This happens to me all the time; I write myself into a frenzy for about a week and then I feel like I just have no creative juice left. Normally it wouldn’t really be an issue, I suppose, but now that several of my projects have picked up a decent following, I feel almost… guilty, like I’m letting my readers down if I take even one night off. Does anyone else ever feel like this?
I work about sixty hours a week, all overnight, and it’s a little tough on the brain sometimes, but I don’t want to let my readers down. Any advice?
As The Color of Darkness gains popularity, I’ve been asked what significance the story holds in my own life. I won’t say much, but I’ll say that, yes, I drank and smoked and constantly got in trouble in high school for similar shenanigans as my characters enjoy–harmless fun, really. I look fondly back upon those carefree days and the time I spent in the company of great friends who really didn’t care what kind of problems I had, and I wanted to share all of that with you. The story itself was inspired by music–I have a go-to list of the fifty songs that mean the most to me–and the focal point of the work is based upon my own “Nova,” though I won’t mention that person here lest it ruin the entirely separate scope of Puck’s connection to his own Nova.
I want to keep working on this, I really do, but I feel like I have a lot on my plate right now and I’ll probably have to take a break here so I can concentrate on other projects. Never fear, though; it’ll be impossible for me not to finish it, so expect my updates to drop off to once a week, or so. What if I updated it every… Tuesday? I don’t know, what do you think?
I recently started a collaboration project with the author MousyCh on Penana. It may take us a while to get off the ground, but I assure you it will be as epic as anything you could imagine; link to the title page below, in case you wanted to read the description. Watch this space for updates!