I think my burn out is starting to wane because I managed to do a draft of The Things We Do, but I had to force myself to do it 😦 I’ve just finished two weeks off from work and I never really utilised it. I think back just over a year when I was powering through and I could have done multiple edits of different stories.
I’m starting to think that maybe I won’t have anything ready until next year 😦 The fact that I have not accomplished anything in the last few months really annoys me. Technically I could have finished and published two stories by now. Just thinking about it makes me feel down. So much time wasted. And I know what I need to do with all the things I have, but I just don’t feel like doing any of it 😦
Maybe it was a good thing that I had burnout. I’ve just returned to one of my newer stories (which is going to be one of my better ones) and thought up a new idea to insert into it 🙂 Currently I’m editing the thirty or so thousand words I have already completed with the plan of then finishing the first draft straight after. I have a really good feeling about this story. I think after all the years of writing and using my brain matter I’m starting to really get a good grip on storytelling and presentation 🙂 I can’t wait until I get this story completed.
I’ve gotten back into editing 🙂 It’s been months and I had no idea when I’d get over my burn out. I think this story is almost done 🙂 I will be aiming to have it out by the end of the year at the lastest. But I want it out sooner.
I’m no longer doing big edits, just little ones like single words and the occasional sentence change. Maybe it’ll be complete in another few edits.