on Helping Writers become Authors:
Writers are supposed to write. That’s just how it works. But should you ever take a break from writing? Is that just code for quitting? Is it a sign you’re copping to your own laziness or fear? Or that you’re really not a disciplined, “serious” writer?
The short answer: Who knows? Only you know.
The more general answer is that, at some point for almost all writers, taking a break from your writing becomes valuable and perhaps even necessary.