I hope 2010 finds you all happy and well (and not too hungover).
Well, I thought this would be a pretty apt topic, especially for me at the moment. As much as I delude myself, well - I need to take a break from writing every now and then.
I know this flies in the face of the established wisdom, which says you should write every day, but I guess like everything else its pretty individual. I liken it to my guitar playing. There is an established school of wisdom there too, which also maintains that you should practice every day. But I find - although I can be incredibly dim forming some types of memory - I have a fantastic physical pattern memory. I can put the guitar down for months, then pick it up and the technique and fluidity will still be there like I played only two days ago.
I like to let the discipline go for a while and let my mind go 'fallow'. I try to fuel my imagination and my literary hunger. In some vague way I am aware of building up a store of some type of vital emotional energy. I know I'll be back into it when the time comes.
How about you? Do you write every day come what may? What's your writing biorhthym?
PS: The photo is me on a walking trail in Lamington National Park, one of our Heritage Listed local wonders. My son Aedan is in the left background.