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freeman801
10-06-2009, 10:29 PM
I finished my first draft of my third novel last Monday. For celebration I decided to take about two days of down time to rest my mind and get my fourth novel brewing and bubbling in my head.

Well two days turned into a week. A lot of it was laziness but other things happened I couldn't get out of.

During this time I felt horrible. I couldn't sleep, my brain was cluttered, and I felt depressed.

I never realized how important writing had become in my life especially if it makes me sick taking even a week off!

Has anyone else taken a break and felt withdrawals?

PS: During this break I watched a movie and realized I much prefer the own worlds I create. That was exciting! :)

scarletpeaches
10-06-2009, 10:37 PM
Yep, me too. The most I can manage without going batshit is three days. The voices just won't shut up.

ishtar'sgate
10-06-2009, 11:13 PM
Has anyone else taken a break and felt withdrawals?

:)
I can never completely stay away from writing but I generally lay aside my novel over the summer. I escape withdrawals by gardening and writing nonfiction. My fiction needs time to 'breathe' and so do I.

Darzian
10-06-2009, 11:32 PM
I finished my first draft of my third novel last Monday. For celebration I decided to take about two days of down time to rest my mind and get my fourth novel brewing and bubbling in my head.

Well two days turned into a week. A lot of it was laziness but other things happened I couldn't get out of.

During this time I felt horrible. I couldn't sleep, my brain was cluttered, and I felt depressed.

I never realized how important writing had become in my life especially if it makes me sick taking even a week off!

Has anyone else taken a break and felt withdrawals?

PS: During this break I watched a movie and realized I much prefer the own worlds I create. That was exciting! :)

Wow. I wish I could get symptoms like that too!

Unfortunately, I'm able to go months without writing. I was forced to do so earlier this year when I simply had no time at all. I'm managing things better now, though.