I know, I know. It wasn’t that long ago that I had some time off but right now I just really need a break, even if it is only for a few days. I have a busy couple of months at my day job and I really would like to just have a bit more time to focus on my writing.
I think my biggest issue is in my own head though. I have this terrible habit of not letting myself have any downtime. Take yesterday for example, I was feeling a little bit burnt out so I took things a little easy on myself. I released one story chapter but I didn’t push myself to write another.
Instead I spent some time reading and I even watched some tv (this is pretty unusual for me). After that I should have felt relaxed, right? Nope, instead I spent the afternoon feeling guilty about how unproductive I was being. On a plus note though I do feel a little bit less burnt out.
I can’t help but wondering if my need to be productive 100% of the time is related to my anxiety. Almost as though part of my brain worries that if I am less productive then everything around me will fall apart. I know it is a silly feeling to have but anxiety by its very nature is irrational.
I know this is something which I need to work on so maybe this can be a goal for the next couple of months. Focus on not letting my anxiety take over my life so much. Another goal that I have over the next couple of months (which is also kind related to my anxiety) is shedding some of the weight that I picked up over lockdown.
I haven’t been as active since I started working from home most of the time and it has meant that I have struggled to lose weight. Then again I haven’t really been trying. That stops now, I am going to start putting some focus on my health. I have so many books that I want to share with the world and I have to make sure that I am around to do it!
Speaking of story projects, I am continuing to work on the projects I have underway but I already have some exciting new projects planned for when I finish one of my current projects. I am currently trying to think of a way to let my readers decide which of my projects gets written first. I have a good mixture of werewolf romance/fantasy and human romance stories planned and ready to go. Let me know if you have any preference on what you want to see.
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Below is my publishing schedule for the week:
Once Upon a Rejection -Tuesday, Saturday
The Alpha’s Punishment – Thursday, Sunday
Radish link: https://radish.app.link/goUJm2juJrb
I’m An Alpha, Not Your Princess – Wednesday, Sunday
The Lost Female Alpha – Monday, Saturday