Check out this insightful post from the Novelty Revisions blog on the potential value of stepping away from your keyboard
So I’m trying this new thing where, on Sundays, I don’t do any writing. Or any work, for that matter.
I started doing it originally because my hands and wrists were bothering me one week (something you never really want to happen to you, being a writer) and I figured I needed to give them a decent break.
I really, really liked doing it that one time. So I tried it again. And I liked it even more.
The “day of rest” concept is nothing new in general (I mean, God allegedly did it first). But it’s new to me. I am not good at taking breaks, and have this habit of working nonstop for about six months and then crashing and burning for about a week straight before starting the cycle over again.
Hence, sad hands.
I’m trying to do better.
But I was extremely nervous at first. As…
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