have you ever been tired of writing?

@cripfemme (7713)
United States
January 30, 2009 2:10pm CST
Until yesterday, this had never happened to me for anything longer than an hour or so. But after my crazy posting attempts here (which I succeeded at) the written word has no attraction for me. This is bad because I have a story due tomorrow. Thankfully, it's mostly written and just needs an ending. How about you? Have you ever been tired of writing? How did you wake up the muse again?
2 responses
• United States
31 Jan 09
Yes, I've been burned out by writing when our household income had fallen very low and it scared me. So, for a week straight, I worked like crazy day and night to set up a safety net in our bank account. It worked, but it burned me out to the point of not wanting to continue working my regular schedules the following weeks. I remedied the situation by only focusing on what I "had" to do for assignments and meeting deadlines, and I left everything else alone - no forum posts, no mylot activity, no random blog posts - nothing. I wrote in my paper journal all through that, too, and managed to get myself back on track.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
30 Jan 09
well, i guess you could say that. i was writting short non fiction articles for years and have stopped doing that because i turned my creativity into a different direction (arts and crafts) and well, now i am starting the get the writing bug again. for me, it seems to come in waves! as for you, i would suggest that you not be too hard on yourself. turn your attention to something else for a short while.