Writers Are Allowed to Take Vacations. Stop Bragging About How You Never Do.

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on the topic of writer’s being allowed to take vacations.

Meg Dowell

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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