Why It's Good to Take a Breather from Writing

The title sounds crazy, I know, but there's nothing wrong in chilling out every once in a while.

If you're routine is writing regularly then you know how it feels to get things out on time.  Making your publishing deadline is no easy task these days.  Life has become a lot harder, with more things to think about financially, just knowing you have a bit of security.

I try to stick to my routine every week but it doesn't always work that way.  Life gets in the way and stuff doesn't get done.  But like everyone else I deal with it in my own particular way and push on.

The importance of having that time out from writing can't really be measured.  Every time you sit down to write your thoughts need to be fresh.  If you're starting to feel burnt out, then you know you have a problem.  If you have that nagging feeling that you're just too tired and can't be bothered.  Then its time to take stock of your situation.

Stand back and take note of how many things you're juggling in your life.  We all juggle too many balls sometimes, and we just need to let go.

If you really want to be a writer you have to work out a routine that works for you and gives you enough rest time to recoup your thoughts.

Simple truth is you need a good work, life balance.  You should be writing because you enjoy it not as a necessity.  If you're passionate about you don't need any kind of motivation.

Take it in your stride.

I'd love to hear your comments about your writing routine.

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  1. I agree. As writers, we need to be fresh whenever we sit down to write. Otherwise, our writing becomes stale and loses that ability to excite, entertain, and move people emotionally. When we are no longer moved by our own writing, or the desire to write, how can we expect other people to feel anything when they read our words.