With the way my summer shook down, I took a break from many of my usual things. I wish I could say cooking supper was one of those things, but the people in my house need to be fed on a regular basis, so that one didn't work out for me. But I did break from blogging for the most part, and the one thing I took a break from that surprised me was . . . writing.
I haven't written in three months. Three months.
This wasn't a planned break or even a necessary break; it just happened. And it's been okay. I think it will even turn out to be a good thing. We'll see.
The thing is, it's time to dive back into the project I'd been working on--a middle grade adventure with a touch of magical realism. And I'm ready. Those lazy days of summer I love so much are behind me. The sun sets much sooner so darkness falls much earlier. Autumn brings more schedule to my family's life, so even though we're busier now than we are in the summer, it's actually easier to carve out writing time.
The other thing is, since I haven't written for three months, this project and I feel like strangers. Well, maybe not strangers exactly, more like best friends who've been away at different summer camps and now we're together again and things feel a little weird. I've never left a writing project for three months before, so I'm hoping the weirdness fades quickly, and I think the best way to make sure that happens is to read my project. From the beginning to where I stopped writing in June.
But I'm open to advice. When you've taken a writing break, how do you hop back in?