Yes, that’s right, I am genuinely asking the question   – is it ever acceptable for a a writer to take a break from writing? After all, in lots of other professions we think it perfectly acceptable, if not encourage, individuals to take some time off to develop their skills or broaden their horizons. I ask, as it’s exactly what I’m considering doing. I’ve paused for a moment to brace myself for an onslaught of quips about “giving up”, that “you’re not a writer if you’re not writing” or similar, but what I’m actually talking about is a period of self development. Here’s the thing. The last three years have been a bit of whirlwind in many respects – all of it exciting, challenging and wonderful. This has been primarily been on a personal basis over the past year I would add (new baby and all that!), but also professionally… View Post