Writing can be pretty tiring

@ayeeesha (1129)
Philippines
April 14, 2013 9:57am CST
As what I've said in my previous discussions, I've been doing freelance writing jobs for several employers as well as submitting articles for different online writing sites. While I do enjoy what I do, writing can be pretty exhausting too. First, I have to write depending on what is assigned to me. So at times, I do some research since I have no idea on what the topic is about. The only time I can choose a topic is when I write for EC or Bubblews. Second, writer's block. Since I've been writing constantly, sometimes I experience writer's block. I just stare in front of my laptop without even producing anything. Third, deadlines. But the good thing about my employers is that they are very understanding. So I don't have to rush otherwise, it will reflect on my work. Nevertheless, I still enjoy what I do. Aside from the fact that it is financially rewarding, I get to learn new things and at the same time, get my mind working :)
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@succeednow (1636)
• Singapore
14 Apr 13
Hi ayeeesha, Where do you normally submit your work to besides EC and Bubblews? Do you seek 'clients/employers' to 'buy' your articles? Yes, I guess what you've described about the difficulties (if I may call them difficulties) is common to all writers. Sooner or later I'm sure they'll encounter some or all of these obstacles to good article writing. I think he key to successful writing lies in how one overcomes such difficulties. Have a good day.
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@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Hello! I have a few employers who give me writing assignments and I get paid for that. Aside from that, I also write in iWriter when I have time :) And yes, you can call that difficulties. That's why I do take some time off or breaks in between so as not to stress myself too much :)
• United States
14 Apr 13
that sounds complicated to have to deal with deadlines and being told what to write. I'm trying to publish a book, first of a trilogy. That's the kind of writing I feel comfortable with, it's not exhausting and I can put all my creativity into it. Good luck and do what makes you happy. :-)
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
My husband is encouraging me to try writing a book. He said it's better to get recognized for all the efforts I've done. But I feel like I'm not good enough for that. Lol! I think I'm more into content writing since I find it easier to handle. Although the good thing about writing a book and publishing it is there's no deadline yet and you really can work at your own pace and time.
@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Writing and publishing a book is the Holy Grail for aspiring writers. It is a badge we can wear and establishes us in the publishing industry. Well, for the persistent writer, it is not a matter of if, but when. Eventually, a book will be published.
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
I don't intend to publish anything. I feel like there's still a lot more to learn and improve on so for now, I'll just settle with content writing :)
@Pegasus72 (1901)
28 Apr 13
I agree writing can be tiring. I try to write when I am inspired to do so, it comes quicker and is much more enjoyable.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
28 Apr 13
I work from home so I can understand that.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
15 Apr 13
When things like this happens, its just a perfect time to take some rest. I never had a chance to work for a client. I only write on a subject of my choice. Sometimes I also want to try it in odesk but I'm afraid I might not able to deliver what the client is looking for. Have a nice day!
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
I've been taking a lot of breaks lately :) I don't if it's the weather or I'm just not in the mood the past few days. My output is even lower compared to the previous weeks. Maybe you should give oDesk a try and see if it will suit you :) Have a good day too!
@blebchel (249)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Writing is really a tiring work for me because I am really having a hard time in writing ayeesha because I am not good on it..lol Good thing you enjoy doing it because of your work. You really benefit from it financially.
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
I do enjoy writing. And I'm glad that I am able to make something out of it. It can be tiring at times but compared to the other jobs I'm doing, this is more financially rewarding :)
@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Writing can be stressful because the traditional writing process is inadequate—even flawed. Anyway, I'm acutely aware of this after several writing gigs at Fiverr and problems at the university as well. The writing process has to change. We need more tools to automate the writing process. And we need more tools to organize what we know. Anyway, it's a work in progress for me as I attempt to reengineer the writing process and solve my problems.
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
Writing is also a work in progress for me too :) I feel like there's still so much to learn and I have a lot of things to work and improve on. There are still a lot of writers out there whom I can't match my skills. But at least I'm given a chance to showcase something :)
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Hi ! Yes writing is pretty tiring but if it is your passion it is not as tiring as those who don't have the passion. If one in a very good mood then writing is just like s snap of a finger , one topic can be done in a matter of minutes only. As a writer so many things we have experienced such as not meeting deadlines and this writer's block. I noticed this happened when we are so exhausted with our work and responsibility. Sometimes we work and push too hard that we forgot that our brain wants to rest also.
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
It is my passion but of course, there are times when it can be exhausting too especially when I don't like what was assigned. But of course, I don't have a choice since I get paid for the services I rendered so I can't really choose what topic to write on. But when I'm in a really good mood or not too tired, everything just falls easily :) That's why I usually write in the morning.
@Djbrat (333)
• United States
14 Apr 13
I can totally understand the writer's block and the lack of motivation. Some days I just love writing all day and it seems too good to be true, and sometimes I just don't want to think. Doing research on a subject is fun when you're really interested in the subject, but when you're not, it's so tedious.
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
That's true. I had several writing assignments where I don't really know what to write about and it's so hard. It took me hours before I finish just one article alone and that's it. I felt so drained already. But if the topic is very interesting, I can finish it in less than an hour so it really depends :)
@cherigucchi (4908)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Indeed, writing can be exhausting too. Aside from those you mentioned above, the writer's block and the beating of the deadline, sometimes laziness seem to drag you off the wall. No matter how you try scribbling those thoughts, it seems to be an epic failure. I believe we should not force ourselves to do so when we feel that the energy is low and the frustration level is high.
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Yes, I forgot that one :) I'm kind of lazy these past few days so all my writing tasks are already piling up :)) And I don't want to force myself to write when I'm really not in the mood since it will show in the articles I wrote.
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Yes, you are right on those points you mentioned. I experienced writer's block the most back in my previous job. We would be asked to submit 1 article for a monthly newsletter yet with other things we do aside from writing, we also do sales and chat with customers so writing can be a burnout sometimes.
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Wow. That sounds handful :) For me, I try to write as many as I can though I find it easier to write and submit articles rather than writing assignments and following orders. That's why I take a break once in a while so I won't exhaust myself. And I don't intend to stress myself out so a few minutes rest is good enough for me to be able to get back on track :)