I just notice I haven't posted here in almost a week. Bleh. I've really been falling down on the job. Sorry.
I blame this general malaise that seems to have fallen over me with regards to anything writerly. I could blame THAT on the fact that my writing doesn't seem to be going anywhere, which I could then blame on the fact that I feel like everything I write is crap right now, but that would only lead back to the general malaise.
I could blame this on the limbo I seem to be in over a Harper Voyager - who promised to have answers to us by a certain date and then pushed the date back and then seemed to drop off the face of the earth with regards to giving any kind of updates about anything. (Their blog is quieter than mine... maybe the malaise has them, too.)
I could blame this on the query process that seems to have slipped into that old rejection rut. I know the malaise has brought the queries I've sent out to a mere trickle. And yeah, I know that I'll never get a 'yes' if I don't keep sending submissions out. But the malaise has me going 'meh'.
It could be that my annual January-March malaise was rescheduled due to the fact that I was so busy with life stuff during that time. "I'm sorry, but we overbooked and we need to push your regularly scheduled malaise back a few months." Feh.
Whatever is causing this, I'm in the grips of it. I know I need to pull myself up by my bootstraps. I know I need to shake this off. Once I shake it off, I'll see everything clearer - including the actual quality of my writing (which I suspect doesn't suck nearly as bad as I'm thinking right now). But shaking it off is easier said than done.
So, for now, I'm floating in a sea of meh.
How about you? Do you have a time when the malaise strikes you? How do you get past it?