Sometimes breaks are vital to our wellbeings as writers. In a world where connecting with others is just one click away, it's easy to get caught up in the online world. Don't get me wrong, I love meeting other writers and reading your blogs, but it can be easy to forget WHY it is we're all connected- because of our writing. We all share a passion that brings us together, and we can lose sight of that. Instead we focus on what to post about next, what other people are working on, and trying to come up with some witty tweet for others.
I for one am a born procastinator, and surfing the net is my number one de-motivator. It's so easy to just scroll down on websites and let time fly by. I took a break because I wanted to stop worrying about all those online things that were bombarding me, and instead work on my writing. It was a nice break, I 'll be honest. And I highly recommend it to anyone struggling to focus.
What did I do with my week off? I added to my WIP (I'm about halfway done!), revisited my query letter, and played with my kids. It was a great week. If any of you are struggling to focus, or just feel plain old overwhelmed, take a break, it won't hurt. You can come back whenever you want, the writing community isn't going anywhere. And we totally understand why you might disappear from the interwebz for a bit.