As in the itches to write. Like really write. Something new. One of my several SNI's sitting there screaming, "Write me! Write me!" "Me first, Melanie. Pleeeeeease!!" "No. Me first. You know you've been thinking about me."
And I have. About all of them. So many stories to write so little time. So, why am I only itching to write and not writing? Because I'm giving myself a small break. I have been writing, and revising non-stop for over 2 years. I am now finally in the querying process and it is stressful as those of you who have been through it know. But that's not the only reason, I'm not writing. When I knew I was coming to an end of working on my latest novel (and let's face it, you are never really...done), I took on a few beta commitments, so that has also been keeping me busy. I'm catching up with friends who have been practically ignored over the past couple of years because of my obsession to write with any spare moment I had. Being a full-time mother is my priority, so when I had a few minutes here and there to spare, guess where it went...yep--to writing.
But, the itch is getting stronger and stronger and STRONGER and I honestly don't think I can hold out much longer. I have been doing some revising on my recently out of the trunk novel, which I''m so super excited about, but I also feel a need to write something new, so I have a feeling I will be two-timing my projects. :-)
Do you take breaks from your writing? What do you do during your breaks and how long do/can you stay away?
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