That we don't really take vacations. There are no weekends, no holidays, no days off... There is working overtime, working nights, long hours...
our brain is ALWAYS thinking of the next story to write, or what we're writing
now, or what we could write better.
There is no off switch on a creative
Hell, even when we're sleeping we're usually dreaming about our
stories or our characters.
It's funny because we work so hard on our
stories and it takes us months to write them, edit them, send them off to the
editor, make the changes, format them, go through last minute additions, etc...
and you would think that once we released our book that we'd sit back, breath a
sigh of relief and ENJOY the moment.
But you know what most of us
We fucking haul ass back to our computer and start
working on the NEXT book.
Because we can't sit still.
don't turn off.
Because we don't know how to relax and enjoy the
And because if we don't start writing that next book, we feel
like we're falling behind. Our books don't write themselves. Lord knows it would
be much easier if they did. But they don't.
I'm not sure about everyone
else, but I remember releasing my first book a little over a year ago and
thinking, "I just need to get ANOTHER book out there. I need to have two!" And
then I released my second book and thought, "I just need to have another. I need
to have a library of books for people to choose from!"
I definitely don't write fast enough.
Some days I feel
like I don't write good enough (that's for damn sure).
being a writer means that you're a crazy person. LOL A crazy person who doesn't
know how to stop, slow down, breathe, relax, enjoy, chill the f out, etc.
I constantly WANT to be writing. I love the process of creating- even
when it's stressful, painful, sleep depriving and anything but relaxing. When
i'm not writing I feel like i'm not progressing. I feel like i'm being lazy.
Like I spent the whole day at work, not working.
So yeah. That's what
being a writer means to ME. I really hope i'm not the only one. lol