My deepest apologies for this very late post!! I am so sorry! I feel like I’ve been running a race (and staying in last place) all summer long.
But, just hours ago, I turned in my latest manuscript to my agent. Four hundred and ninety-seven pages. Done! (Well, done until my editor sends me any revision requests.) I can now reward myself with a break. With days of relaxing and reading and with–
I am kidding myself. I’ve found that I *can’t* take writing breaks. Heck, I’ve already started a new WIP, and I’m about 2k into it. If I don’t write, I feel lost. And I also feel…guilty. Like I am wasting precious time that should be spent…writing.
When I was a kid, I was the one who would always feel guilty for staying home when I was sick. Now, as an adult, I feel the guilt if I don’t write when I have the time.
I know breaks are important. They recharge our creative wells. They inspire us. Energize us. So why can’t I take one? Gah!
Sigh. I’m not sure when writing became an addiction for me, but it has. Writing and chocolate–I’ll never be able to quit them. 😉
What about you? Do you have addictions that just won’t let you go?