I've heard a lot of people mention "not writing," as if it's a part of the process. As if it's intentional. I'd like to know more about that.
The other day Olena Kalytiak Davis read at CSU, and she mentioned something about "not writing" sometimes being as important as "writing."
There's obviously a big difference between "not writing" and "not eating" or "not grading these papers that I need to hand back tomorrow." But I'm interested in the notion of "not writing" (and lordy, I am getting really sick of putting that in quotes) as an intentional practice, rather than a justification for writer's block, a reason to be apathetic, and so on.
Have you ever intentionally been "not writing"? Why? Did it help?
Lately I have been "not writing anything good due to other urgent matters," but I have a feeling that's not the same thing whatsoever.