Sometimes you need a break from your work in progress so you can take a step back and determine whether or not it’s going in a good direction, or just to refresh your creative well. Or you could need a break because of work, family, or other life responsibilities… or even because of other writing projects.
I took a break from my main WiP (XIII) this past week, but it was more like a pseudo-break, since I really hate getting behind. So on Thursday (Tomorrow? Already?), I shall redouble my efforts and focus extra-hard on XIII. Interestingly enough, I’m already feeling the itch to go back to it.
I thought about taking a break from blogging for a little while, but I decided that I like blogging so much I couldn’t bear to be without it for a week or even a few days!
Even though a lot of writing books and instructors tell you that you ought to write every day, I think that it’s good to take a break every now and again, if only to focus on other things and wake up a sleepy muse. And of course, some people are going to need more breaks than others. Overall, do what feels right for you!