So, today is November 12. You’ve been writing furiously thus far this month, but now that we’re approaching that halfway mark, you might be slowing down. The momentum has lagged, you’ve gotten busier because, you know, life. Or you may just be struggling otherwise because, well, it’s a lot. You need a writing break.
If you’re finding yourself in this position, today’s tip is absolutely for you!
So, every single day of my life is spent writing for about eight to twelve hours. I write for work. I write for school. I write for the MockingOwl Roost. I also have some novels I’m working on (not just during November!). It’s a lot – a lot.
I’ve found that when I find myself overwhelmed and unmotivated to write, despite my goals and desires, I need a writing break. Of course, during NaNo, taking a break isn’t necessarily an option if you still want to get those badges and earn that win.
So, instead of pushing through long chunks of time staring at the screen, willing myself to create, I break up my writing sessions throughout the day. Here’s how I do it to help make it a little less tedious.
I apply the same principles for my writing break on the weekends when I’m struggling. Sometimes, writing is a chore and it has to be treated as such. That’s okay. Give yourself a break, even if you can’t actually take one completely.