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Does writing energize or exhaust you?



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Does writing energize or exhaust you?

I am just wondering, how do you feel after writing a book/blog/article  ? Are you tired or you feel like you can just hop on and write one more  book/blog/article?

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amelia88

I’d say for me it honestly depends of the content of the piece I’m writing. Some stuff is so easy to write that it feels like I could write forever - and it’s highly energizing and doesn’t really feel like hard work. Other stuff, where I have to do a ton of research, can be heavily exhausting!



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nrnlss

I feel you, there are topics that really exhaust you even if you love writing.



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amelia88

Yes, sometimes even if I’m writing for the same length of time, I find myself envigorated when I’m writing about something I am knowledgeable about but exhausted if it’s something I’m not as familiar with. I’m sure most people in the writing profession feel the same way!



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ElectorAlexande

Yea it's a general problem with all writers not exceptional and it happens most time when writing as far as writing profession is involved.



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nrnlss

True, if you lack at knowledge over that topic it is very hard to write about it even if you've done some research about it.



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ElectorAlexande

Yea that's true because some topics will make you think and think that you will have to drop your pen and rest for a little while before continuing.



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nrnlss

I agree, I honestly prefer writing an article about topics that I already know, because ideas flow easily with that.



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luv2xacosta

Yes because not all the time our mind are working. We also need to rest our mind. It is also frustrating for the writers when they have writes block. as much as you want to continue working but brain won't function.



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ElectorAlexande

Yea thats true, some topic can be really exhausting and some fun. It basically depends on the content.



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focusedwriter10

I can relate. Some articles can exhaust you to an extent of taking a break. I recently did a research paper, which made me take a day to refresh. On the other hand, I there are some articles that energize me.



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nrnlss

I agree, I did a lot of research paper when I was still studying and I swear it is the most exhausting content to write.



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mcnasci24

I can relate so much to this. If it's an interesting subject, I won't even notice time passing by, enjoying everything I type. If it's because of a flash of inspiration in the middle of the night, I forget about sleep. However, if it's something related to work that is boring or too dense, forget about it. It's like I'm dragging a weight.



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Corzhens

I don't remember being energized when I write but more often than not I am exhausted especially when I am writing a blog because I have to review many times what I have written. In fairness to this topic, I know of a writer who gets an adrenaline rush when he is writing because his mind is full of ideas that he wanted to express in his writing. He said that it is difficult when his head is full of ideas that he feels physically weak so he needed to have an outlet for the ideas.



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HappyLady

I love to write and find it hard to stop. Other things can tire me out, but I will spend hours writing. Then I find things I wrote before and update them. Writing is a great way of using my time.



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amelia88

It's nice when something is such a passion in life that you can spend hours doing it and almost lose track of time. It's also great when you can take a passion and turn it into something that generates an income too - very rewarding!



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nrnlss

I can see how passionate you are with writing and it is really admirable.



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ElectorAlexande

Yea sometime I wonder if I can ever be too passionate with writing the way it is to some.



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ElectorAlexande

Ultimately it is, you just continue to hit new ideas and update the already existing one making a great content out of it.



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superlicca

I see that you have a passion for writing and I find your content great! I read every comment that you post since I find you as one of the good writers here.



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burgosmichael24

I do believe that if you truly love what you are doing, you will never get tired of it. If that thing exhausting you, ask your heart and you will know the answer.



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nrnlss

It depends on the topic, if it is heavy and not the usual topic i write, I usually gets exhaust, but when I like it I will be excited and energized.



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amelia88

I think that’s why I try to gravitate towards the writing topics I enjoy rather than things which drain my brain. I never want to lose my passion for writing, and if I write about things I’m not personally interested in then it absolutely becomes exhausting.



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nrnlss

Yes me too, sometimes those topics that drains you out is the reason why you stop writing.



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luv2xacosta

Well it depends. If someone is forcing me to write a chose article or topic, I would be lose my concentration especially if i don't like the topic. When writing of something you have to feel it and understand from it. It's like you let your emotions flow when you are writing from the heart. That's why when a person is not interested it makes him/her exhausted because the brain cells is not working.



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esteban123

I think that writing a book or article for a long time might be exhausting and tiring at some time because we are thinking too much just to have a great ideas. It is great if we will just have some break for a couple of minutes or hours when making some long articles or books so that we will not feel so much tiredness for a given period of time. We really need it for us to stay refresh and motivated to continue working.



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superlicca

I think if you like the topic that you are writing then it will never exhaust you. Writing something that you like will make you energize and exciting to write. In addition, if you have skills and passion for writing, this should be something that is easy to do for you without the feeling of exhaustion.



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esteban123

Yes I agree on you since I have experience it before, it is really helpful and beneficial on our part if we will choose to write those topics that we have some great interest since we can easily wrote some ideas without forcing our minds for thinking too much. It will really help us to become more motivated to write since we enjoy what we are doing.



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superlicca

Right! If you like or if you have a strong interest in the topic then you will be able to share all your wisdom. I agree with you that there is no need to force your mind and every word will just come out naturally. Writing an article that you really like is just a piece of cake.



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esteban123

Yes that is really true that is why when I am writing for some articles, I make it sure to have a topic that would really fits my interest and knowledge as well so that it will not be very hard for me to come up with some ideas and I can easily finished it in just a short period of time because I am comfortable about and can make the work runs smoothly and conveniently. I am sure that everything will be fine as long as I really the topic that I am writing for,



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Judas2018

Depends on how arduous the project is or was. Some projects are fun to write, others a chore to write.



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Martinsx1

Exactly! You have a great point on mentioning that there are some writing projects that are very much going to get you exhausted when writing them because of the nature and context of the write up.

If a writing project requires extensive research before getting it done, and would most likely take days before you complete it, it's definitely going to have you exhausted.



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Judas2018

I tailor this into my freelancing services. I will write almost anything for a client because I believe in my abilities and talents that much. But anyone who wants writing services for a 'get rich quick,' 'gambling,' 'love and dating,' or 'how to sell on ebay' sort of book or ebook I automatically turn those clients away. I can do synopses for documentaries, books, novels, etc. But there's nothing exciting about penning a synopsis for a book that reveals how you can strike it rich on amazon.



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gutzman

I personally think if you love what you write, it'll definitely energize you. But if you don't like it, you'll feel very exhausted. For example, writing something personal to you is very enjoyable like writing your own book, diary or the like. Writing for your work though for the sake of money is something exhausting especially if you're just after the salary and not the work itself. I didn't said that a writing job makes you exhausted but writing something you don't like to do and just doing it to gain something else is really tiring. No matter how hard it is to write something, as long as you enjoy doing it, you'll feel energized rather than exhausted.



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Jeane

A lot of the articles I've had to write on freelancer platforms are very boring. They are exhausting to write but if you have two or three more waiting you can't just take a break before the work is done.

That is why though writing articles (about things that don't interest me) is rather exhausting for me, I proceed straight to the next and the next until the three or four articles that have to be written that day are done.



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Judas2018

This explains also why freelancers exist. People who don't want to pen boring or droll material try and hire us, to do it sometimes.



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Jeane

And that is exactly why some sites never have someone working for them full time. You can write such articles for a while but there is a time when your mind will demand a break. That is when they'll have to hire someone else.



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Judas2018

Yes indeed. Burn out is always just right around the corner when you're performing jobs like that day in and day out.



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luv2xacosta

If you love what you are doing it would never tire you. Writing is one of my hobby and my past time whenever I feel bored, whenever I feel happy and inspired I use to write it on my diary. When my teacher let decide what topic I want to write I always find and inspiration to other people and to my environment. Writing helps us express what we feel.



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Martinsx1

Exactly! When are definitely in love with writing, there is no way of getting bored or exhausted while at it.

It's only when you are forcing yourself to write when you are very sure that you are wired as a writer, then it's very much going to bore and exhaust you.



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theresajane

I agree with you. If you like what you're writing, then happiness, motivation and energy just comes naturally.



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Martinsx1

If you are doing what you love and enjoy doing, you are definitely going to be energized while doing it. Writing is one of my favorite hobbies, so writing never bores me a single bit.

In fact, sometimes I feel down, I would pick up my pen and start writing because it turns my mood up.



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amelia88

Do you find certain writing content boring/draining, or you enjoy writing about all topics? I applaud you if you can be energized writing about any topic! Some topics make me exhausted when I have to write about them!



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theresajane

I wish all of those who are writing for a living are energized whenever they write something. We cannot deny that there are people who become exhausted when they write something especially if they don't like the topic, it's a burden rather than an energizer for them.



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Alymae

I love to write. It is my passion and my hobby. I never get tired writing specially if it is about stories. It makes me feel excited and happy making a world of my own. I can choose the characters, I can choose what happens and I can do things I cannot do in reality. My imagination is the limit. Does anyone feel like this?



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Barida

That's how I do as well. I enjoy writing and each day that I unable to write, it always look as if there is something big that I am missing. Making contents is always the way that I get to relate better with everyone.



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Jeane

For me it would depend on the story. There are some stories which are so exciting to write that I just can't get bored. These are the ones I just write with no outline to guide me. The characters themselves lead me wherever they want to.

What I find boring when writing fiction are the expository bits regarding the characters backgrounds, setting the scene and the like.



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hstinscdln

To be honest, it exhausts me. It gives me mental strain and eventually, a headache. But if I'm interested in what I am writing, I enjoy it even though it makes me tired. The activity itself is exhausting but it's actually fun to do. I don't get energy but I enjoy what I do and what I write.



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Barida

I don't feel tired from writing. This is just the honest truth as I always look for things that I will write. Writing is always cool for me as I remain serious for the way that I write shows that I try to pass information to the people.



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burgosmichael24

Writing can be tiring or exhaustive in terms of physical and mental aspects. You need to use your energy as well as your mind to write good stuff and that can drain you. But in terms of passion, nobody gets tired for doing what he love. If you treat writing as your job, you can be exhausted but for someone who treats writing as their passion and purpose, their body may fail but not their heart.



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jayjaydimson

It energizes me because I will know a lot of things about anything in the forum that I am posting in.



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theresajane

Writing energizes and exhausts me. It actually depends on what I'm working on. I have to admit that I sometimes write things I don't want writing, but I have to earn, and it exhausts me. Many times, when I love what I'm writing, my whole being is motivated and energized.



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emiaj55

It depends. There were topics that I could write for over and over again. While there are also topics that I feel like I could have written once and think that it was enough. But writing per se does not tire me out. It is a passion that consumes. After writing, I mostly feel satisfied.



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mark8625

That is right. It all depends to the content and the article as well as the mood of the writers. There are also bad times with them which is normal because they are still human.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, it always depends on what topic you are writing.



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NerdIndeed

Both. There are times where I am so ecstatic with coming up something for work, but there are also those instances where I am so uninspired to write. I often get writing jobs wherein I need to write about something that I don't have any clear idea of how it works and rely on pure research. Those are the ones that are exhausting.



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emiaj55

I agree. When I am not too familiar with the topic, researching is far more exhausting than writing a good content out of it.



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NerdIndeed

Sometimes it even takes me 8 hours of research before I even start working. It is pretty challenging to come up with content not knowing what the topic is all about.



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jpk0007

I think that it all depends on the content you are writing. If you are writing on a subject that is very interesting and close to your heart then even if you are working for long hours you will never feel the exhaustion. On the other hand when you are writing on subjects that you are not very interested in, then you will definitely feel exhausted and worn out in a couple of hours. Writing on my favorite subject does definitely motivate and energize me.



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mark8625

I think both it feels by the writers. There are times that they excites write something and there are times also that they tired doing it. It all depends on the mood and situation too.



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kaushikangara

Well, it definitely energizes you. You start thinking differently and once you pen down your thoughts, you feel better. Also, when your work gets published and gets noticed by many people, there is a sense of pride that makes you feel better. So, writing is definitely is boost up. You need to identify the areas you want to write about and continue with the flow. Focusing on non interesting areas will definitely let you down.



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mhingnhormz

It depends on the topic of the piece if the topic that was given to you is not that familiar then it may cause you exhausted because you need to cope up some ideas that is needed in that topic. But when the given task is the one that familiar you to it will energizes you because you know you can finish it and make it full of ideas.



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jayjaydimson

It exhausts me when I write too much each day, but as long as it's not too much, I won't exhaust on writing.



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coolavender

I feel relieved and energized whenever I finish an article or ebook because it usually means money is forthcoming. As someone who writes for money, turning my work in is always an exciting time. I've done difficult and unfamiliar subjects as well as easy ones but the level of accomplishment at reaching the end is the same. Writing can be exhausting if you're forcing yourself to write but not if it's something you enjoy doing. I am still amazed by the fact that I can actually make money by simply writing about things I'm interested in. I may take writing breaks but I always feel drawn to it by some force.



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Steve5

I'd say it does a bit of both. Like before writing, I feel energized. I'm filled with much enthusiasm to get my ideas written across. But after some time, I'll need to rest. Writing can also be exhausting. Particularly, if you sit down for hours at a time.



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mdayrit

I would say that it depends with the mood that I have that day. When I am in the mood to write, I can finish any topic that I am tasked to do. It doesn't really feel tiring for me even if it means I have to research and read before I write when I am unfamiliar with the topic. It would be the other way around if I am not in the mood to write. Even if topics are easy I tire myself easily just by thinking of what to write and how to complete the number of words I am required to provide.



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thejoyrevolutio

Writing is exhausting. You use your brain while writing so it exhausting. But it is good tiredness. Though I feel fatigue I feel happy and accomplished. Physically, writing is exhausting but it also fulfilling.



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agbuyarashel

It depends on what topic you are writing about. You should choose a topic that you have vast ideas and a topic that is very close to your heart because it wont exhaust you but will energize you. It will let you speak with your heart and will let you think less but wrute more.



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stormbreaker10

There is a point of we're been tired in writing books and its normal even if your so passionate in it. There is one proverb, if you tired just chill for a while but dont give up!



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amelia88

I had one of those exhausting days yesterday. I was trying so hard to force my brain to work that it was like I couldn't focus on anything. I ended up just having to leave it and hope that today is a better and more productive day. I think sometimes if you force it, it can be even worse than pushing back a deadline.



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cks003

After a lengthy research and article, I always felt very exhausted but satisfied for completing an "important" task. I would sit back and enjoy the comments and feedbacks by the readers before I get another idea to start a new project. Unless the length is short, I never started a new article immediately after the old one.



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Adrian120501

It depend's on the topic that you are writing if you like the topic then you will enjoy writing about it but if you just write a topic just to be known by the people around you then it will exhaust you for sure . But if you write a topic that you want to write since you are a kid and have so many idea or thoughts in your mind then you will enjoy it for sure.



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ajahcuizon

I agree. When your thoughts just keep on flowing down to you mind, you'll find yourself enjoying writing about that certain content and you won't feel tired after it. That is why it is important to work most with heart so that it will not make you feel exhausted because you did what you want to do.



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Jelineex

Writing itself exhaust me from the beginning till the end. I do not have the consistency of thoughts or idea. That's why I don't force myself to write on something especially when I don't feel like doing. It feels like having brain dead. However, there are instance that I write and finish it on time.



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ajahcuizon

Well, that depends on the article if it has a heavy content or topic to work with. There are times that I am tired after doing it such that the topic is so heavy that I need to do sone research and thinking analysis. There are also times where I feel so energized as the topic is more of my free knowledge or experiences that I could share. In short, it depends whether the content is technical or expository writing.



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cmoneyspinner

I have been writing for a very long time. I worked for the federal government for many years and got into the habit of writing. Anything from detailed reports of 50 or more pages to executive briefs of about 5 pages to short memorandums. Writing has always been enjoyable, productive and profitable. Never exhausting.



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Kakashi2020

Whenever I finish a writing job, whether an article, an eBook or a Blog Post, I would always feel that I'm drained of energy. When this happens I would rest, eat some food and relax my mind after which I'll have the energy to write again. My answer is that writing depletes my energy.



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jaymish3

It depends on what I'm writing. Am I writing in area that I normally write in? Am I writing about a topic I love. This is what makes all the difference for me. When I write in the health niche which I'm very passionate about, I feel energized. When I write in the technical niche and a niche that I know nothing about I feel drained and I never feel that my article is good enough. I always feel because I'm writing in an area that I know nothing about I'm leaving out alot of information.



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anyone01

For me writing is writing for my own pleasure, deep and brilliant testimonies, poems and histories. It drains me mentally after writing something I view as especially superb, which isn't always all that regularly, I am terribly vital of my own work but it is not arduous. I'll just take a seat quietly and muse retrospectively, on forgotten days and difficult to understand nights long ago.



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esteban123

Sometimes I feel exhausted whenever I am doing some of my freelancing jobs and all I can do is just to have some rest or sleep just to be motivated for the whole day works.



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knnon

For me it depends on my state of being during writing and what I am writing. There'd be times I'm hyped and pumped and just frantically typing everything down and still there are times when I'd feel so drained especially so when I'm experiencing writer's block. So I guess you can say it's both.



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Bravosi

It honestly depends on what I'm writing. Personally I think it rather exhausts you, but in a good way (depends on what you're writing). I remember writing a boring article for my university project, and it took ages. Made me very exhausted as well. However, when I was writing an essay for my fan fiction forum then it was exciting and gave me a lot of energy (as well as motivation to continue this work).



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Franzel2oo

Writing is quite a demanding process for me. In my early writing days, I used to get done writing and feel rejuvinated. Not anymore. It's true what they say: "The more you learn, the harder it gets. When I get done writing a page these days, every inch of my body knows it. It's just exhaustion everywhere. Thinking is a hard job to do, and thinking is all the writer ever does.



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Corzhens

If you have a hard time writing and you feel exhausted after finishing a page then I guess you have to admit the fact that writing is not for you. We all have our strengths and weaknesses in life and you may not be born for writing. There are other things that you can do like focusing on selling that maybe you can just hire a freelancer to do the writing for you.



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koki12346

Sometimes it energizes me and sometimes it exhausts me.But mostly i think that exhausts me because i work all day and then when i come home to write i do not have to much energy and I just want to go to sleep.



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esteban123

I agree with others that sometimes we feel energetic when we are writing some topics that are based on our interest. Even though we feel some tardiness from doing some all day work we still motivated to work at night since we are enjoying the writings that we are making. Sometimes having the passion to do things around us help us to stay motivated and energetic for the day.



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YoloBoy

It has to be both. It would depend what time and what is your mood when you write. When you are in a good mood and you got a lot of free time to write then for sure it will energize you and your creativity will be more open than usual. If you are tired and had a bad day then you should not really be writing but more on relaxing for you to write better. If you were to write it would be good because your mood can be shown through your writing but on the other hand you can be easily tired and don't have the energy to do writing.



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rlpzbeermoney

It's quite exhausting to write all the time. I don't see it as a career path because of it. I can't imagine experiencing writer's block everyday to the point that it's going to drive me insane. I guess one qualification for a writer to pursue his passions is that writing energizes him.



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rose61

Writing energizes me.After finishing a project,I feel it's is an accomplishment especially when my project is accepted. Writing is beautiful, I've never felt draned.



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