Writing limbo

It’s funny.  I finished up the latest draft of my book thinking that as soon as a I was done I could take a writing break. I looked forward to this break.  I intended to read a dozen books or so and then get back to it refreshed and ready to go.  However I am currently at a lose.

I know while I was writing there was a pile of books taunting me, but now not a one of them looks interesting. And my fingers feel odd not pressing down the keys in a mad dash to finish something.  I also have only minnow sized ideas that need time to grow into big fish before I try to catch them on paper.  So writing is out too.

Also I am completely exhausted. I would like to take time just to sleep but it seems that I am denied that as well.  I am sure the universe has some kind of plan going on here but I’m not seeing it at the moment.

My current theory is that I am being left dangling and sleep deprived so that eventually, in a fit of frustration and insomniac delirium, I will write the ultimate work of fiction.  Unfortunately, if my current luck holds true, I will forget to sign this ultimate work and it will go down in history as written by that prolific immortal author, Anonymous.

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One thought on “Writing limbo

  1. Thanks for sharing! Definitely relate to this. When I finished my first manuscript, I thought I would want to catch up on reading, but in reality, I couldn’t pick up a book without stopping after a short while. I think it was because good writing scared me into thinking that my manuscript wasn’t good, and that it was all just a waste of time. Crazy stuff.

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