on Writing Forward site:
Every once in a while, we writers need a break from our regular writing routines. Whether we spend our work week crafting copy for clients or dedicate late-night hours pounding out chapter and verse, we occasionally need respite from the monotony.
We get burnt out in the middle of a long project and need to step away to can gain some perspective and recharge our creativity. Sometimes we need to rejuvenate between projects. When a major project is finished, we need to find our next big idea.
But we also want to keep writing. A short hiatus from writing starts with good intentions but ends with a writer wondering how months or years have slipped by without getting any real writing done.
One way to continue writing while taking a break from our work is to experiment with creative writing activities. These activities remind us that writing is fun, meaningful, and invigorating, and they keep our writing skills sharp.