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Do you take a break from writing?

Do you ever take a break from writing? I am not talking about if one is on vacation, the day gets away from you, and more.

I have had to take a break from writing due to an injury to my writing hand. Because that is how life works, it is always your dominant hand. LOLOL

So this month has been slow going. At first, I would heal a bit and then take a break. Eventually, I told myself I needed to stop until it got better. I was frustrated.

It made me think of the topic of this post. It also made me think of how I rarely take a break from writing. It gives me such a boost in a few ways.

But what makes you all take a break? Do you do it willingly, or do you have to?

Taking a break can be a good thing. Time away can make one refocus on the aspects of writing, such as plotting, character development, and setting. It can give y our hands time from the rigor of typing repeatedly and sitting in front of a computer. A break can be time to focus on family and other things you need to do or activities you enjoy.

At the beginning of this year, I told myself if I could write or do some form of writing, marketing, and edits 75% each month, that would be good enough for me. It has worked until this month when I am hen pecking things on my phone or computer.

The longer I am in this field, the more the view evolves on how I work on my craft. The more I’m okay with taking a break from it.