Or taking a rest? My new year’s resolution for 2012 was to write 500 words per day. I made the goal for the year awhile back. In November I entered NaNoWriMo and pledged to write a novel of 50,000 words. I did that. This week, after ten days of writing not much, I set myself a goal of writing 40 pages (10,000 words). So far, I’ve managed about 15 pages. And I’m in no mood to write another one. I’m still thinking about the story I’m working on. As for the book I’m working on, I haven’t given it a thought. I feel tired. I feel drained. I think I need a break. I’ve always been a good worker, worked hard and fast. [When I had a day job, before I retired.] But I had weekends off. I took vacations. I took sick days. Not in November though. I wrote every day, even when I was sick, even on the weekends, and some days for 10-12 hours. (Not when I was sick.) 

So, am I in a slump? Or do I actually need a break? How do YOU tell the difference? 


6 thoughts on “A HITTING SLUMP…

  1. I struggle with this all the time, Sandra. For me, I’ve come to the conclusion, that after a long bout of writing, I need some time away from the story. I’m still working on telling the difference between being in a slump and needing a break! 🙂

    • Hi Michelle. After the last massacre, I came to a full stop. I know I’ll come back to writing when it’s time, but for now, I’m stopped in my tracks.

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