Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Taking a Break and Guilt


I usually have several book length projects going at a time. (And I think this is my problem-I'm toooo ambidextrous.) But lately I've taken a break from working on this sort of stuff and moved to short stories. It's like having more room to breathe. Books are a commitment. They go on for hours, days, months, but a short can be cranked out in hours (not counting the rewrite). I'm having some issues finding homes for them all, but at least they're keeping my writer's muscle flexing.
So? Do you ever need a break? What do you do?

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

A few years back I would have told you that I much preferred short stories over novels. I'm not sure that's true anymore. I love both forms for different reasons.