But, if you're a solo writer and you can't write because life has other plans for you, there is no one who can fill in for you. Nobody realizes you're missing so they don't know you're sick or injured or grieving. No one cares if you don't make your word count for the day.
Unless they have an impending deadline to meet, it's easier for writers to take a day off from time to time. You don't have to be on your death bed to justify it. You can blame it on writer's block. Perhaps you need a "mental health" day, aka. time to relax and play.
Or, perhaps like me, you're in the middle of preparing for a DIY wedding in your backyard. Meaning you have to get the place ready. In my case this has involved:
|Repaving the driveway|
...not to mention meeting with caterers, scheduling deliveries, fetching various odds and ends, and cleaning the house.
It's things like this that can keep a writer from writing. The good news is that it's all fodder for great storytelling later on. So maybe it's not time off at all!
If I disappear for a little while, it's because we are less than two weeks away from the wedding, but I'll be back!