Its not even noon and the amount of discouraging tweets I’ve seen in the writing community is staggering.
Call me a broken record, but Mercury is in retrograde for another day and the fact that there’s a consensus of people feeling unmotivated in their writing careers makes me just a little relieved that we might start feeling our energies bounce back tomorrow.
It doesn’t help that there’s a lot of toxic encouragement on each platform about staying productive. Not everyone can write every day. There’s this phrase I hate: We all have the same 24 hours. But that’s simply not true. It doesn’t account for mental health, kids vs no kids, job #1, job #2, other responsibilities and unexpected/unfortunate events. We don’t all have the same 24 hours.
I wish I could give everyone a virtual hug or high five of comfort, but since even that type of intimacy freaks me out a little, let me say this: You’re not alone by feeling like giving up every once in awhile. Give your brain a rest and take care of you first.
The great thing about writing is that no matter if you take time away, its always going to be there patiently waiting for you.