Friday, March 23, 2012

Dealing with Burnout and Staleness

My "real" area of expertise is coaching basketball and dealing with the mental aspects of sport. My graduate degree is in the field of Sport Psychology. What has this to do with writing and self-publishing? 

Writers, like athletes, can experience burnout and staleness. The symptoms will manifest themselves in similar ways and the cure or prevention of burnout and staleness will help writers as well as athletes.

I write a blog called Teach to Win that addresses the mental aspects of sports. This week's blog post and the next several posts will be dealing with the issue of burnout, what it is, what causes it and steps that can be taken to reduce or eliminate the effects.

Since one of the common approaches writers use, particularly writers of non-fiction, is to re-purpose information that is already in written form, I have decided this is a topic that will be worth sharing with the readers of this blog as well, allowing me to engage in the practice of "re-purposing!"

To read more about the topic of burnout please click here.