Tip of the Day: don't focus all your energy on writing, make sure to keep living your life too. Your writing will thank you for it :)
Have you every felt guilty for taking a writing break? Sometimes it's hard not to. You see all these people succeeding and making deals and you feel left out and that the only way you can get a deal is by acting like go, go, go. And write, write, write.
But there's a reason the average person has two-days off a week for their day job. If all you are doing is go, go, go, then you can burn yourself out quickly.
It's hard to realize we aren't superwomen or men. And that we need our breaks. I'm just now learning this with writing and that it's okay to take some time off to chill. Small breaks. Longer ones if you have no deadlines and just need a breather.
It makes it a challenge to get back into the flow, but often when it does start flowing again it's much better for having that rest period. And your writing improves when you take time out to focus your brain on other things that are important to you.
So give yourself a break. Literally. And don't feel bad for it.
--Emily, Miss Querylicious