Okay, so there’s been a reprieve on the road to the emotional freak out. ;-) I had a wonderful email from my agent telling me that she had only read the first hundred pages or so, but she really loved my book. Her exact words were: “You’ve shown tremendous growth and the book is lovely.” Which, as you might have guessed, is a huge relief. I’ve decided this mental and emotional burnout phase is just a part of my creative process. A darkest before the dawn kind of thing. People always ask me how I do everything that I do, and my answer is “Some days better than others.” :-) It’s really true and I need to remember that. I have a tendency to take everything really personally and I need to shove up a wall of protection, and leave it there until my mind gets back where it needs to be. Easy thing to say, not so easy to do. And I have to remember to trust my gut. It’s good to listen to outside sources, but ultimately you have trust your vision, especially when it comes to art.
I liked all of your ideas for getting through rough spots. Today I want to know one word that sums you up. Like for me, I’d say, “complicated.” Though I don’t think most people see me that way. So how about you?