Question – Do You Think Author/Series Burnout Is Permanent?
A couple of week’s ago, I asked about deciding factors when choosing your next read. Iain talked about “author/series burnout” and a light bulb went off when I read his answer. I thought: “That would make an excellent Question topic!”
Author burnout. I would define that as suddenly being sick and tired of reading and and all books by a certain author. And you would know you are in a series burnout if just thinking of reading another book in a certain series makes your stomach turn. I can’t say I have found myself in an all-out burnout before but I have been in a ‘meh’ state.
My ‘meh’ state is usually when I just can’t seem to care whether or not I read the next book in a series or by a certain author. Some series or authors have me feeling constant butterflies while reading and almost anxiety while I want for the next book. The ‘meh’ state is not at all like that.
Is it permanent? Eventually, when it comes to it being an author, I will try something new that they release because if I enjoyed the author once before it means I like her voice. And the voice tends to go from series to series. But a series, often if I have reached the ‘meh’ state, I won’t go back. I say I will…but I don’t. So I suppose that it is permanent as far as a series is concerned.
How about you? Do you think author/series burnout is permanent?