I’ve pretty much been going non-stop since last December. Work and writing don’t leave much time for relaxing so I made a conscious choice before I left for a long weekend in Canada. No phones, no internet, no laptop, no writing … for three whole days. The idea was painful. Forcing myself to leave my laptop at made me twitchy. I love writing. Deeply. But I know if I’m not careful I will burn out and that won’t do me any favors as a healthy human being or as a writer.