In response to Does Writing Energize or Exhaust you?
For me, it definitely does both. I love my creative writing; it makes me feel good, and I can write for ages once I really get going. However, as much as I wish I could, I can’t sit down and write all day. Understandably, school was in the way of developing any creative writing habits. Hopefully I can make up for that now; I have some fanfiction that’s almost done. It’s about time too; I’ve been working on it for months.
School assignments, however, are a different story. It takes me longer to process the information I need to construct a paper, and I had a lot of anxiety about getting them done on time. So, while I didn’t mind writing a ton of literary analyses for my English major, I can’t say I always enjoyed them. The papers I didn’t like at all were the ones for my classes outside of English. It’s not that they were harder or anything like that. I just didn’t see the point of, say, writing a paper for a science class.