Taking a Vacation

So this week I decided to take a writing break for about four days. I know this might not seem like a lot but but for me it is, and when I’m just staring at a MS for hours and nothing is coming to me, I know it’s time to step away for a bit. I blame summer.

How can I concentrate when the best season of all the seasons is happening RIGHT NOW.

It’s too nice to ignore the outside and I just need a few days to enjoy the weather. So as painful as it is I had to tell my MS, I’m sorry, I need a tiny, mini-break from you.

As writers, how do you all determine it’s time to take a break? Since we’re essentially our own bosses I find it’s way harder to force myseld to ease up. Do you set aside the weekends for a break? Or just take them when you need them?