When on the Verge of a Writer Freak-out, Try the 3 B’s

Writers freak out. It’s just a fact. Find an author in any stage of the publication game–the agent search, submission, revision, book launch–and I’ll bet you that, if she’s not in the middle of a freak-out, there’s one just around the corner.

When Overwhelmed Author Syndrome rears it’s ugly head, I recommend the 3 B’s.

Breathe.

Booze.

Books.

And, by books, I mean put down your own book and read someone else’s. It’ll remind you why you got into this business in the first place.

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Susan Gloss is the author of the novel VINTAGE (William Morrow/HarperCollins, March 2014). When she's not writing, toddler wrangling, or working as an attorney, she blogs at Glossing Over It and curates an online vintage store, Cleverly Curated.

5 thoughts on “When on the Verge of a Writer Freak-out, Try the 3 B’s

  1. I think you totally win this.

    And not just because you referenced Beauty & The Beast (I can recite the film by memory) but because you’re so right that we freak out at every stage of the process.

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