POINT OF VIEW: Taking a Writing Vacation

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All of my writing is done.

I mean, not forever. But I just wrapped up the first story arc of my online serial “The River City Chronicles.” I sent my second draft of “The Rising Tide” off to beta. And I finished edits on my Christmas story “I Only Want to Be With You.”

So I’m currently between writing gigs.

It’s a little weird.

It won’t last for long. Although I’m done with new writing for a month or two, I’m about to dive into consistency edits on “River City;” I’ll have edits for “Lander” (the sequel to “Skythane”) shortly; and in about two and a half weeks, my “Rising Tide” beta reads will come back.

Being a writer is like being inside a big bowl, trying to hold back encroaching masses of bread dough. Each time I push in one direction, it just oozes back in another.

Anyhow, I have a little clear space now, so I’m letting the brain re-charge for the next time I need to be “on.” There will be ice cream and dancing and Netflix binge watching and lots and lots of sleep.

Do you ever take a writing vacation? For how long? And how do you recharge before you need to write again?