Anyway, the second stage requires a submission package that includes a 3-5 page synopsis and the first three chapters. I've written my entire book (it needs lots of work still, but it is done), but I hadn't tackled a synopsis yet.
I've written them before, so I wasn't worried about it. I set to it and had a pretty decent one whipped out in a few days. Since my chapters were already written, I re-read the Love Inspired guidelines, combed the boards for more help, and edited the first three chapters.
Again. And then again.
And again. Again. Again. Again.
I felt like the bee on The Bee Movie, when he's trying to get out of the window that first time.
This time. This time. This time!
By Thursday, I seriously wanted to do anything and everything EXCEPT read my own words again. Other people's words were equally as nauseous to me. I tried writing a new book. No dice.
I needed a break. I was burnt out.
I've been writing for several years, so I've reached the Point of Burning Out several times. I've been here before. I know what I need to do: step back and take the break I need. So I passed my submission package on to a few trusted beta readers, and I set a date for when I can come back to my pages.
Between now and then, I'm not reading or writing, and I can't wait for the mental vacation!
Have you ever been burnt out? What did you do to rejuvenate your creativity?