February 15

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Burnout

The other day I penned 10,000 words in my new book, plus another 4,000 across my other sites. Then I went on to Twitter and bragged about it.

You can follow my Twitter here.

So, humble pie was served to me over the next couple days.

10,000 words Monday.

0 words Tuesday.

And…1,113 so far today (Wednesday).

It’s not so much writer’s block as it is burnout. You see, I just torched myself with that 10k day on Monday. I could probably get to that point of doing it consistently, but I took too far a step (I usually average 5,000 a day across various websites and projects).

It was just too much and when it was done I didn’t even want to look at my book.

Today I set a goal of 2,000, but the 1,000 was hard. Why?

A Hard Chapter

The book has a central theme of deconstructing what happened in my own life, how it related to society’s problems as a whole, and then tying it into some actionable advice for the reader.

I haven’t picked a title yet, so don’t ask.

But, the chapter I wrote today is called “Dear Daughter”.

It took a lot out of me for one reason or another. Grappling with reality and what I want out of life. Good to get it out, but it leaves you a bit hungover. And 1,000 is actually not much for a chapter, I know I’m going to have to revisit it and add more later.

Time to go have a walk around Kotor and get some air.

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