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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fallow Fields

Farmers leave some of their fields fallow every year to avoid depleting all the nutrients from the soil. Or they rotate what they're growing. (Says the girl from Alaska who plants most of her veggies in buckets and dumps the dirt every fall.)

I realized after I did two massive revisions for Hatshepsut that I've been writing or revising every day for over a year. All the creativity had been sucked from my brain.

So I haven't written or revised anything since the beginning of the month. It's taken three weeks, but I find myself actually wanting to write again. I'm holding off until after my birthday- the big 3-0 is coming up. Eek!

Do you ever take extended writing breaks? Do you find they help recharge your creativity or are they just an excuse to not write?

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