Having a writing goal can destroy a writer.
Every writer has his or her own ideals of where he or she wants to be in the writing world. Some are fine just self publishing. Some never write for a paycheck. Others hope their novels spread hope or make it to the best seller’s list.
But having that writing goal means writing a lot. Some have a 3,000+ word count a day that they have to meet. After a while though, writers can become creatively exhausted.
They can’t write as much anymore. If they do, it’s never as good. Some will stare at the screen for hours, not sure where the story’s going anymore. It’s a shove to get words out rather than letting them flow.
Being creatively exhausted sucks. And honestly, I’m not 100% sure how to stop it. Even taking a break from writing doesn’t help all the time. Writers can still come back empty handed afterwards. But pushing through it never seems great either because the words don’t seem right anymore. It’s words written down just to be rewrote again.
For me, personally, I try to write through it. It may not be good, but at least something’s down.
What about you? What do you do when you’re creatively exhausted? Leave a comment below!