Many authors work their day job and write on the side. Even if you're lucky enough to write full time there are often distractions, and things that can cause a person to want to dedicate all their spare time to writing. Especially when you get on a roll and are in love with the piece you're working on. But its important to take some time away from your writing, time away from checking your sales, your editing and covers. Why you ask? Because if you don't you'll get burned out.
Every writer I know began writing because they loved it and they had a story to tell, taking these breaks allow us to remember why we write in the first place. It also gives us the time to think about upcoming projects, that weird twist we've been contemplating, or connecting with a character on a deeper level.
While its important to be dedicated and to put time into it for our readers, being careful to publish quality and in a timely fashion. It is also important to take care of ourselves and our creativity. Scheduling vacations and weekends and "hours" are a good way to help you keep from burning out. I write while my husband is at work. I rarely if ever work once he gets home. This allows me the focus that I need when
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