It’s okay…hell, it’s important to take a step back from your work. You have to allow yourself to take a break every now and then. 

As writers, it’s so easy to get wrapped up, even obsessive about our stories or our process. While this is what composes the drive of a writer, it also makes it easy to get lost, get burned out and just get plain exhausted. 

Taking a step back from your WIP (particularly after an intense amount of interaction with it) gives you clearer vision of your story, its needs and your goals. By giving your brain a break, you allow your creative juices to recharge and will find yourself with a refreshed, more critical eye. 

It can be hard to step away from a story, especially if you find yourself in a dramatic part of the tale – but it’s something we, as writers, have to learn to do in order to be successful. 

Don’t burn yourself out. Writing should be an enjoyable, cathartic experience, not a death march.

Posted by:kevancoles

K. Evan Coles is a mother and tech pirate by day and a writer by night. She is a dreamer who, with a little hard work and a lot of good coffee, coaxes words out of her head and onto paper. K. lives in the northeast United States, where she complains bitterly about the winters, but truly loves the region and its diverse, tenacious and deceptively compassionate people. You’ll usually find K. nerding out over books, movies and television with friends and family. She’s especially proud to be raising her son as part of a new generation of unabashed geeks. K.’s books explore LGBTQ+ romance in contemporary settings.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.