Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thursday's Children: Breaks

Welcome to the Thursday's Children Blog Hop, where you can share your sources of inspiration during your writing journey. Make sure to check out the other bloggers via the Linky List at the bottom of this post, and if you want to join in, just sign up and go!

Inspired by breaks.


We need a break!!!

No… not in a relationship kind of way. Well, kinda.

Taking a break from writing was tough at first. I felt guilty, ashamed, and mad for not making progress on something… anything! But sometimes other stuff gets in the way. Work. Life. Vacation.

After a month and a half of being on a break, though, I've realized that breaks can be a good thing.

They give you some distance from your baby, so that elements that were once immune to editing suddenly don't seem so precious. They let you form a fresh perspective, a new way to look at your MC, story, or structure. Lastly… they allow you to have some fun! You can do something else for a while — traveling, spending time with people, exploring — so that you can come back to your project happy and full of energy.

So next time you need some inspiration for your writing… try not writing for a while.

Take a break!

How do you spend your breaks from writing?

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