The Writer’s Curse
Writing is both a blessing and a curse. A writer must do what he or she must do alone (excluding the editing, cover design, and all the extra hub-bub which follows the actual writing). Writing is therapeutic, and it’s one of the few professions where the writer is the only one able to complete the task.
You are the only one who can write the words which are dancing around inside your skull. If you don’t, then your book will never be written. Simple as that.
And that is both a blessing and a curse.
Writing is therapeutic, but it can be a lonely task. One which, when done often enough, becomes less therapeutic and more of a chore – a detriment to one’s mental health. It is key to balance your writing life along with a regular social life.
Go out with friends every once in a while. Though many of us write for fun as well as a living, just like any daily job, it begins to weigh on a person. A writer deserves just as much a break as any man or woman in a cubicle. Stop writing for a while, go on a trip, drink a little wine, take a nice bath with some bubbles and other smell goods. Invite your spouse or significant other to join you. Why not?
But don’t forget, just like any job, you have to go back eventually, or risk losing it all together.
What do you do to get out? Any special rituals you follow? Let me know, and comment below!
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