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Burned out?

It's the oddest feeling, but for about a week now, I've felt strangely unmotivated to do...well, pretty much anything. 

I suspect it's a sort of burnout, caused by far too much excitement this past couple of months. 

Anyhoo, I've decided the best cure is to give myself a weekend off.  I'll be reading my flists, but not making any new blog posts until Monday (when I'll be a guest on Jim Hines's blog).

If we don't see each other on someone else's comment thread before that, I'll see you then.

ETA: Thank you very much for all your kind comments.  They're much appreciated.

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Jul. 3rd, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
And I, of course, will be thinking of you as I read.
Jul. 3rd, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Were you writing a lot? Writing is a great activity, but you can feel as if your brain has been sucked out by a hoover :)

Hope you will soon once more find your groove.
Jul. 3rd, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
Have a lovely, chilled-out weekend!
Jul. 3rd, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Good idea ;o)
Jul. 3rd, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
I felt that way back in April. Sometimes, you just need to step back.

Enjoy your weekend, and what solitude you can muster. :)
Jul. 3rd, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Have Fun
It's good to take a break every once in a while. Have a fun weekend.:)
Jul. 3rd, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
I'll catch up on your posts soon. I've been so busy at work and it was hard to see friends posts when I had little details up. They're a great group but they post a lot.

I try to take a break from lj on the weekends. I'm taking your advice and going to see a movie with a bunch of friends this weekend.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July, Jon.
Jul. 3rd, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
There's no shame in burn-out! Happens to us all. Sometimes it takes more than a few days to come back from it too...
Jul. 3rd, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
We've all been there. I'm there now, sitting on the back porch drinking a CC & cola, waiting for the heat to go away.
Jul. 3rd, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
I hear you.
Jul. 4th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
I totally understand. You deserve a break. Enjoy!!
Jul. 4th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
What, you didn't expect a little after-sizzle from releasing your first novel? Go take a break, you deserve it! Sit in the summer sun with a nice cool beverage of your choice, and take a couple of long glances at your name on your book.
Jul. 4th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Glad you're taking the time off. All the blogging on writing and working on writing requires vacation just as we need time off with a job. Relax, rejuvenate, have fun!
Jul. 4th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
By all means, take a breather! You've more than earned it!
Jul. 4th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
Enjoy your vacation. :-)
Jul. 4th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
It happens; it's happened to me. Somebody had to tell me not to worry, the muse was just refilling the tank. It'll all come back soon.
They were right, I was back writing two weeks later.
Enjoy your vacation! ;)
Jul. 4th, 2010 11:00 am (UTC)
There can be such a thing as too much excitement.
Jul. 4th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
Everyone needs a break now and again, even from things they love :) Enjoy!
Jul. 4th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
I hope you're feeling back-to-usual soon. We all need some time off, even you :-)
Jul. 4th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
Although you're celebrating something else entirely,
enjoy today.
Jul. 4th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
One thing more...
Although Fur-face was written for the "young adult" market, it's written well enough that adults of all ages will enjoy it. While it's entirely new and fresh, I found it pleasantly reminiscent of several timeless works, in particular the "Freddy the Pig" books. My only caveat is that the word "hell" turns up half-a-dozen times; but that's considerably less than the industry standard for a text of this length, so I unequivocally give it five stars.
Jul. 5th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
I know the feeling. I am quite burned out and unmotivated at the moment, but by things going on in my everyday life and not by writing. Still, makes it hard to sit down and write fiction when you're pre-occupied with other things.
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