1. Every ounce of mental energy has leaked from your brain through your fingertips and you stop writing even with forty-five minutes left of scheduled time.
Right now, I’m staring at the numbers on my computer and the drive in me says, keep going, keep revising. But my mind feels like oatmeal. My stomach feels sick. Minutes pass and I’m still staring.
2. The knowledge that your child told her teacher that her mom does nothing all day doesn’t even bother you. Not enough emotion left to be mad.
3. The idea of finishing the second half of THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE in the evening, makes you want to curl up and take a nap.
I don’t know why I took so long to read this book. But this story has wrapped me in its pages, tearing at my heart with every turn. #can’thandleanymoredeepemotion
4. Your kids come home from school and you don’t care they raid the cupboards for unhealthy snacks.
I’m pretty good in this area. My kids are allowed one cracker snack, like a granola bar, and then they have to eat fruit or yogurt. #granolabarsaren’treallyhealthy
5. If a rejection came in the mail right now, you’d probably just shrug your shoulders and move on.
Okay. Maybe not.
**Disclaimer** If you have these symptoms after putting your heart into your writing, it does not mean that you did it effectively. Still go back and revise and send to critique partner.
What are some other signs when you feel completely drained after a writing session?