You totally thought you were about to read something bad, huh?
No way! Not on the Mathiseverywhere blog! It’s all about fun here!
But that idiom was the first thing that came to my silly mind when I thought of breaks, which I’m currently on. Right now, it’s a long weekend (Labor Day), so I get an extra day off, and I have also been taking a big break from writing for most of the month of August as school started up again.
I think for all writers, breaks are important and especially important to talk about, so here we go!
What does taking a break from writing mean for you?
For me, it’s extra time at the park and the pool with my cutie.
It’s relaxing and hanging out more when we visit family.
It’s quality time with my hubby.
It’s listening to audiobooks and full albums, binge watching shows and sports, and reading new books.
It’s grading AP Stats tests while supervising at the school volleyball games and watching a few good rallies too, of course!
It means still keeping up with my amazing writing friends on social media and still sharing blog posts about phenomenal debut writers (Check here for the most recent one on the MathIsEverywhere blog, and check my Twitter for more😉).
I think once you’re a writer, you’re never far from the community even if you’re taking a break from writing. You’re still critiquing, you’re still celebrating with your friends, still helping brainstorm ideas, but breaks in your own creative writing are so important and necessary.
Sometimes you’re just too busy, sometimes life happens, sometimes you’re having a block, sometimes your too close to your manuscripts, whatever it is, when you come back, you have bright, fresh eyes.
So if, like me, you’re taking a break, whether you are consciously or not, just remember, breaks are important for writers.
I can’t wait to dive back into my writing, but for now, I’m enjoying a new teaching year, time with my family, and just hanging out listening to other artists’ lovely ideas.
Share in the comments, or in a tweet comment, what you like to do when you’re taking writing breaks!
AND the person with the most grabbing thing they do over writing break will win a #pb critique from me😊