When the “Overwhelm” is Real

sometimes you just have to step away and refuel — and that’s ok!

Timothy Paulle II — Pexels

Some days the words are just too much.


Perhaps you, too, are out there selling yourself as a writer — it’s exhausting, right?

Which brings me halfway to the point…are you still here? Did you flake out? I don’t blame you! I am exhausted too, overwhelmed by the literal tons of information out there, opportunities to mingle with other writers…right? But we do what we do, every chance we can get.

Today, it hit me. The words are just too much. Slamming into my eyes, worming through my brain, spilling out into my fingers, keyboard, and into the vast online community of others — living the same hustle.


I read a lot of articles encouraging writers to stay committed. To set daily goals. I applied them. And wrote a 90,000 word book in 6 weeks.

So give yourself permission.

Write to live or live to write…but live if you want something to write about.

𝘐 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭-𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘫𝘢𝘮.

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