Question about working habits

1) How do you distinguish between laziness and burnout? (For yourself, anyway.)
2) Do other people tell you that you work too hard? Or not hard enough? Or do you rarely hear anything one way or the other?

4 thoughts on “Question about working habits

  1. Laziness is when I just “don’t feel like it.” Burnout is when I’m mad at the story for not turning out the way I want it to too and I find myself not wanting to look at it. The latter I find I need to take a step back and take a deep breath about it. The former is just being lazy.

    From non-writing friends they tell me I shouldn’t work so hard, I shouldn’t force it, but writer friends don’t say much one way or the other.


    • INteresting. Most people tell me I work way too hard, and I think they’re crazy, because I don’t think I work hard at all. So I’m wondering if that’s the source of disconnect.


  2. Hi Vylar,

    I’ve been toying with the idea that I might be burnout for about six months. I’ve been pushing myelf for two and half years now. (I know, I know, I’m a mere child.)

    I suspect my burnout might disappear in the wake of a spectacular sale.



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