Saturday, August 4, 2012
When You Get Burned Out
I've been working on a new project and as excited as I get coming up with great dialogue or creating an inspired scene, there are times, when I've been working too much and my brain is fried. That's when I know it's time to take a break. The thing about taking a break is that if you aren't careful, the break can last for days or weeks and then it's hard to get back to the project. So, what I do when I am taking a break is continue to be creative, but just not at writing. It's the perfect time to play a musical instrument, pick up a camera and take photos of the people you love (I did that yesterday), paint, draw, take a walk, listen to really great music that you haven't heard in a while, dance, organize your closet- anything that can keep your mind free from thinking too much while allowing you to continue to be creative. Some say knitting is a great way to come up with ideas. Today, I am still a little burned out on the writing, so I edited what I have written thus far and I am ready to get back to the writing in the morning. Inspiration is everywhere.