Post by Elanor (@elanors) on Sun, 17 May 15 20:57:00 +0000 Reposted by Lead: Tracy Van Santana @tvansantana (@ellowrites) on Mon, 18 May 15 04:38:37 +0000 View Original Post View Full Post I'm in that mental place right now where I don't really feel like doing anything because it all feels like treading water. So. I'm spending time listening to music and rewatching my favorite series on Netflix and reading writers I love to try to rekindle the fire.It's been suggested to me that my malaise might be in part because I haven't published anything recently. I think that's probably a big part of it. Back when I was training to be in the performing arts, there would be times when I really didn't want to go to class. Once I got there, I was fine, but getting myself to go was like trying to climb up a steep hill covered in ice while wearing skates. And there wasn't anything at the top. Performance was the thing I loved. When that wasn't the immediate objective (class vs rehearsal), I had a hard time staying motivated.Maybe now, publishing is my performance. That's where I get validation for my art and where I find out that what I'm doing matters to people.Guess I'd better get to work. YOU CAN DO IT.