Hey, guys. So, I've been writing for about five years and loathing every single one of the day-jobs that I took to pay the bills in the mean time. Most days, I would sit at my desk and jones for a writing fix. I'd have ideas percolating in my head and I would want to write them down so badly it felt like my blood was on fire. I knew I had to make telling stories a career. So, here's the good news. I just sold my first manuscript! Here's the bad news. Ove the last six months, I was working insane hours trying to do my day job AND finish the edits my publisher requested. Most days, I'd work on the novel from 6am - 9am, work until five and then do another two hours before crashing each night. By the end of it it, I was so worn out and beaten down... Well, my contract with that company is over and I'm moving to be with my fiance. For the last month, I've had almost no responsbilities and lots of time to write. But I'm just so... empty inside. I'm so tired. I still get story ideas but when I sit down to write them, my body just gives up after fifteen minutes. And I feel like everything I come up with is gargabe so I find myself rewriting the same scenes over and over. My doctor tells me it's exhaustion after what I put myself through over the last few months. He urges me to keep writing to prevent myself from getting depressed. I've been doing it and sometimes I even feel like my old self. But there are still days where I feel so worn out. So my question is this. Has anyone survived this and does it go away? Do you eventually reach a point where you feel ambitious and excited again? I just turned thirty if that's relevent.