I’m wondering whether writers take a holiday from their writing?
It’s an interesting question, I think, because no one would write unless they absolutely loved to write. It’s their passion. So should you/do you take a holiday from something that you love?
Undoubtedly, getting some ‘distance’ from your work is both important and necessary in order to improve it. But what about a total break? Having a ‘writer’s brain’, is it even possible to have a total break since we are necessarily always looking at things and constructing ideas in our heads?
If I feel like I need a bit of a holiday, does that mean I’m in the wrong job? That I don’t love it as much as I should?
I’m not sure that I ever really have a holiday from writing. I think I just rearrange the type of writing that I am doing. When I think of having a holiday from writing, I think of taking a break from my computer. I’m often more than happy to keep working with a pen and notebook. And, of course, I’m always reading, which is part of the job too.
I have a year planner that is all sorted for 2009 and what projects I am working on. But, should I put in ‘vacation’ time? Any thoughts?