Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on the topic of writer’s being allowed to take vacations.
How did we get here?
What exactly has occurred to shape a creative culture in which you’re somehow “less than” if you aren’t writing 12 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year?
Why do we receive praise for announcing our “hiatuses” from social media?
Why is it a “big deal” whenever we decide to unplug for a weekend?
Shouldn’t all this be a normal part of the writing life?
I don’t understand writers who “don’t have time” to take breaks.
Or those who “take breaks,” but somehow manage not to actually break away from their routines to accomplish the very thing a break is technically meant for.
And I used to be one of them.
University life filled me with a toxic cocktail of lies, making me believe I had to “be it all” to make it as a writer. I don’t regret the degrees. But…
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