This is my post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. It's a group thought up by the ninja himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh. The group posts the first Wednesday of every month and is a wonderful way to support and get encouragement from and for your fellow writers. If you would like to join the group or see the other blogs that participate in it go HERE.
Last month I talked about being on a roller coaster. The constant ups and downs of a writers life. One minute I'm feeling great and the next, yeah not so much. Well, this month I'm on a low.
Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with writing and everything to do with life, it's been a little difficult lately. I won't get into the gory details, but needless to say I've been a little stressed. So, instead of escaping into my make-believe world, the place that makes me happy and doing the thing that makes me happy, I've been dry. I haven't written much—about 1,000 words in the past month. And that makes me feel even worse. But for whatever reason I just can't. I feel so overwhelmed with life that when I go to sit down to write I'd rather watch TV or read instead.
How do you cope when your stressed? Do you stay away from writing or embrace it?