I had a rough couple weeks between odd injuries and work stress last month and didn't get much writing done. Something awful is that when I'm stressed about my day job, I can't write. I'm too consumed with that stress that it takes away something I take so much joy and pride in. Does anyone else have this issue?
Thankfully, it only took me a couple days to pull myself out of it. It's way too much work to be that stressed all the time. Many people told me that it simply wasn't worth it and they were right. Once I decided not to be stressed anymore and had vented about it enough, I felt a lot better and was able to work on my novel again. I don't want to imagine how much my writing will suffer when I have kids! A puppy is distraction enough!