I have been doing a load of editing over the past couple of weeks and have realized that every so often we need to take breaks be it from work, play, adventure. Doing the same things for long periods of time has a negative impact on our minds and souls. The same applies for writing. I am in the process of editing an anthology of my works and because I am too involved and am almost knowing the words line for line, despite deadlines I have found that I need to give myself a break.
There are many benefits from the break including:
1. fresh perspectives gained
2. better focus working
3. inspiration has room to manifest
It is often scary to leave works because we have formed attachments and fear that should we go a couple of days without putting pen to paper or finger to key pad, the brain power fairy will abort the project by stealing our brains. This is simply just not true.
Sometimes we have to let go. Like lovers so caught up in each others affairs that other areas of life get affected, a break from your works is needed.