Thank you, Tricia! And thank you for the reminder that …

Comment on The Importance of Taking a Break: Using the writer’s drawer by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie.

Thank you, Tricia! And thank you for the reminder that we do need to stop at times as the best care for ourselves.

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Yes, Tricia, I’m so glad you mention how dwelling on the pain can create more pain. It’s incredibly important to recognize boundaries in writing. I have a piece planned that talks about the writer’s drawer (setting work aside until you can look back with a fresh perspective) and how that is invaluable to writers working through trauma. Release doesn’t always happen quickly, and it’s okay to focus elsewhere. In fact, I have a post on side projects that talks about how I usually have at least three things in progress at once so I can switch gears and keep myself safe. Do you ever work that way? I’ll see if I can remember the title and grab that link. 🙂


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Thank you! I hope it helps at least one person. Writing has saved me in so many ways. I appreciate your readership and support.


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