I have just completed edits for The Witching Hour and I find that my current WIPs are stalled. My imaginary friends have essentially turned their backs and decided they don't want to talk to me. Naturally, I am alarmed by this. I'm not use to silence when I sit down at my computer, I'm used to the chattering that is my muse telling me my story.
So a friend of mine suggested that perhaps my characters are telling me I need a break--to which I respond in my head with, "If I'm not writing what am I going to do?"
This went on for a couple days and then I remembered a hobby I used to do before I decided to neglect it. Acting.
Low and behold my local theater was having auditions. I go, I do okay (won't know til I get the call) but I get home and the creative juices were flowing.
Moral of the story--maybe a life away from a computer screen is healthy.