I've taken two breaks since I started this blog. The first was because I was going out of town and didn't have time/energy to write my posts ahead of time nor did I think I'd have time to write while on my trip. That type of break, I am fine with doing. This break that I just concluded, took place because I wanted to reward myself for finishing the first draft of my novel, Tough Girl, well ahead of schedule.
Let me first say, this is my standard practice. I like giving myself time off between big projects, I feel it keeps my brain from exploding. The problem was, I was actually planning to do a lot of writing this past week. I wanted to get at least three flash fiction pieces done so I could give myself some breathing room. I was also going to work on a short story and plot out a few future projects.
What really happened was a lot of laundry, cleaning, shopping, working, visiting, reading, work outs and a bit of catching up on movies (though not as many movies as you would expect). Missing from that list: writing. The weird thing is, I usually get all that done and I write too. I have no clue why life got so busy with less to do, but there it is.
So now I'm back, not really rested but at least knowing that I did take a break. The attempt to let my brain cool down was made. I cannot keep life from happening. The reason I think I won't take a break for a while is that during all of that, I felt horribly lazy because there's so much I want to write. I went to bed every night feeling a touch like a loser. Boooo! Oh well, back to writing!