Staying fresh may be one of the more difficult things to achieve as a writer. Work on a thing too long and it becomes the proverbial monkey on the back. Flit from project to project too often and nothing ever gets done.
I’m staring down the barrel of year three for my novel, but somehow, it continues to be satisfying. Could be because it’s gotten better along the way. Could be because people have taken the time to help me and encourage me. Could be because I’ve taken measured breaks to work on other things. A little bit of balance goes a long way toward avoiding burn out.
Nothing to do but press ahead and enjoy it, even when writing is kicking my ass.
I am feelin’ alright, even if Steve Winwood’s having a tough go of it.