So I think I have what they call the “writer flu” – a bad case of nausea, headaches and just plain, old irritability. You may ask is this a virus I can get or something you can take antibiotics for? I wish the answer was yes, but sadly this type of sickness comes from numerous agent rejections.
What makes it an especially bitter pill to swallow is that all my other writer friends (who are in all honestly, simply brilliant writers) are getting requests left and right.
Thus, I am left asking myself what to do next? Trash my entire query and approach from another angle? Keep pushing along because I think the current query is pretty good as is? Or simply let it go for a while and work on my next manuscript that is begging to be written. The characters are jumping around in my head literally screaming to be heard. And no I haven’t lost it – other writers will tell you their characters do the same thing.
Help me out here writing brethren. What do you do when you are feeling low about your writing? Have any tips to get me motivated and out of the dumps?
I’d so appreciate any words of wisdom you could pass along.