The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations.
I find that writing takes a lot of energy. Not only because I’m concentrating, but also because I end up feeling the roller-coaster of emotions that my characters go through. Emotional scenes can be exhausting to write.
Daily life also takes a lot of energy. Everyone is rushing around at work or after their kids. I don’t know many people who get the recommended amount of sleep, because we all trying to squeeze as much as possible into our day. As a case in point, here I am at 10:55 pm trying to write today’s blog post after a tiring day at work followed by a party.
Tonight, I’m pushing through to get this finished because I have the weekend ahead of me to relax and I know that I can cope with it. But there’s nothing wrong with changing plans, putting in a little less effort or simply taking a break from time to time when you need to recharge your batteries.
Today was the last day of term. I am so excited to have a couple of weeks off work to spend time with my family and get some more writing projects completed. I’ve seen a few themed story competitions that I’m interested in entering so I’ll be working on those over the break.
I had a very exciting delivery to my workplace earlier today. It was a box of books. Not just any books, but the paperbacks I ordered of Masquerade: Oddly Suited, the YA romance anthology that my story “Sea of Sorrows” is featured in. I can’t wait to read all the other stories and I’m really looking forward to release day on 30th April!
Before you go…
Writers-does writing take much of your energy?
Readers-what do you like to do to recharge your batteries?
To recharge my batteries, I like to take a break from reading and watch Netflix or hang out with friends. It helps a lot!
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
Creating takes a lot out of me. That’s why I (try!) to unplug completely over weekends to recharge. Reading something well-written also recharges the batteries 🙂
Ronel visiting from the A-Z Challenge with Music and Writing: The E
I find writing energy-depleting at every stage from creating an idea to just commenting. I want blame the chronic disease that saps my energy, but it may be both.