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?