It is natural to want to take a break when you have completed a project, especially one that has been challenging and lengthy. This gap time between projects is, however, a high-risk juncture for initiating an extended period of work avoidance. If you take a break of a few days, have a plan in place about when you will begin writing again. It should be more specific than “I’ll get going in a while, when I feel rested and inspired again.” Pick a date and time in the near future that you will set aside to return to your writing schedule, even if it is only for a few minutes a day.
Keep at least one toe in the water.