Taking A Break: How Long Is Too Long?

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #007.

No matter how eager you are as a writer, no matter how many ideas you have, or how grand your visions of your career are, there will almost inevitably come a time when you need to cut free from the word-count goals and get a little R&R.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. You don’t want to take a break. You don’t want to lose your momentum. You’re afraid that you might not get back into the groove, that days will become months, and months will become years.

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Tracing For Authors

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #004.

When it comes to writing, most people have their end goal firm in mind: sign book deals, get published, sell the rights to Hollywood, move into a mansion, live off the royalties.

Ok, that may or may not be a little exaggerated, depending on the person. Most of us who have been in the business for any amount of time know that it’s an ever more elusive goal. Even so, deep down, we all still want our writing to have the potential to make money.

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