Stress and Writing – Why Lenni has been MIA

I’m a worrier. It drives my husband batshit crazy because I will mentally review a problem till I am in a full on panic, (like in this video) brainstorming solutions till you can SEE my brain smoking from a good distance away. And while I am in this m0de, I am complete shit creatively. I couldn’t write a decent piece of fiction if you put a gun to my head.

So, I didn’t.

If I can’t be at my best in terms of writing, I stay away from it. It’s just not worth dragging out horrid prose only to have to completely re-write the thing later.

This is not to say I’ve been idle. I’ve unloaded a bunch of soul crushing bile into my written journal and also finished up another book review for Otakus and Geeks. I have another on deck for this book (which I’m almost finished with).

Don’t think of me as on a hiatus. Think of me as healing from panic. ๐Ÿ™‚

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2 thoughts on “Stress and Writing – Why Lenni has been MIA

  1. Well… having a gun to your head won’t do good for any writer. Not even Stephen King (I’m sure he wrote five books as I speak now)… You have to give time for your subconscious to form the idea for you… best ideas comes from the subconscious, because our conscious is always busy with our reality (say like… a gun to the head)… So try getting out of your reality by listening to music or doing a hobby… Jogging did well to me.
    So good luck, I want to see your name on my shelves one day ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I swear, King sneezes and a thousand pages comes out. XD

      I’ve found working out to be invaluable to my brain, no matter what the form. A good 45 minutes of Zumba works as well as the same amount of time walking. (I wish I could jog but I have crappy knees)

      And if you’d like my book, the links are on the right side of the page. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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