It’s time for a blogging break, folks. I didn’t really want to but after some careful thought I realized I had to.
For the past few days I have been sitting in my home office digging into the dark recesses of my brain looking for ideas that I felt confident about writing, something that would be a work of genius or at least a few notches above mediocre. Instead of coming up with something that worked, I’ve been borderline ready to go nuts.
My often excessive amounts of coffee have done nothing for me and after writing a post about root canals (and then choosing to not publish something so lame) I realized it was time to step away from the keyboard for a short period of time.
Put simply: I’m tired. Burnt out. It’s well known (at least in some circles) that I can be a perfectionist who figuratively beats herself up for not writing. The words “hack” and “wannabe” enter my mind and rather than chase them off with positive and encouraging words, I end up letting them shack up for any length of time. I do know better but dealing with confidence issues can be a real bitch sometimes.
Rather than battle confidence killing bullshit and attempting to force what isn’t there, taking this mini vacation is probably a smart idea. I have other projects to work on with fellow writers so I’ll at least be kept busy.
Additionally, I am reading book #13 right now and am determined to finish it and get one book closer to my 15 books goal. That won’t be possible if I’m wasting time freaking out about coming up with ideas.
As of right now I won’t be posting again until January 1 or 2. Maybe as late as January 5. I don’t know. It’s possible I’ll change my mind and post something between now and then but only if I come up with something I feel works and doesn’t suck.
In the meantime, have a great holiday, everyone! I’ll be posting every so often on Facebook so feel free to follow me there for updates and silly photos or commentary.