I don’t prescribe to the notion that a writer needs to write every day. Writers are people, and writing is work. And I think writing time off is especially necessary if you’ve been taking deep dives into the netherworld to pick up a souvenir boon for your soon-to-be readers, as I’ve been doing frequently lately. Taking a break clears out the muck and keeps the neurotransmitters neurotransmitting their stuff.
A few days ago, on a day off from writing, we packed a picnic lunch and drove north. What we found was no surprise–we’d been there before. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of it. Here’s what drained my brain that day: