I'm back from Seattle. It was a very good time and the first time I've allowed myself to really take time off from writing. I see my writing as a new business. I've heard it said that when you open a new business, you should plan on not having a life for the first three years. You should work at it 24-hours a day, seven days a week. And I've tried to look at my writing career that way. I go to Seattle twice a year...sometimes more often. I always take work with me. I work on articles. I work on my book. I check my email and respond accordingly. But this time I didn't.
Before leaving, I had a crazy week. Entering a literary contest took every moment of my writing time. So I gave myself a break. I actually "took off" the whole four days. And it was lovely. I highly recommend it.
Now, all I need is the oomph to start up again! ~Karen