It can be hard to write, illustrate, or submit work well when you’re worn out. I know, it can feel so pressing sometimes. You’re not going to get published unless you create great work and get it out there. We have to push ourselves!
I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors too:
You need to write every day to be a good writer
You have to submit in batches
You have to blog regularly
While good things can definitely come from this type of dedication, there are lots of published authors who don’t write every single day. You can make one submission at a time. They add up! Blogging regularly? Well, I think you have probably seen how good I am at that. People still seem to read my blog posts even though they’re sporadic.
The thing is, we can only do what we have the time and energy for. Maybe you have another job… children… commitments! Sometimes you need to have a break, and that’s okay. Honestly, writers and illustrators are always working. Observing. Taking in pieces of life and storing them away for later use. So, if you need a break, don’t feel guilty for taking one.
*This post was written by a recovering work-a-holic