When you take a break, as I recently did for my current WIP, you tend to forget where you were in the story - or at least I did. Even though I was a hundred pages into the manuscript, I had to go back to the beginning in order to refresh my memory on what was going on, who was who, and where everyone was. Although I will admit, some good came out of it. I found a minor character's name had changed - actually two of them got mixed up and that has since been corrected.
Also when you don't write every day, it becomes easier and easier not to write. Writing is a job. A difficult one. Most writers have a love/hate relationship with writing. We can't "not" write, and yet it is hard pulling out emotions and finding exactly the right word and making sure all the pieces fit together into a cohesive package. Writing is at once the most exciting and most excruciating job I can imagine.
And I wouldn't have it any other way. :)
Progress - 70 pages critted for a friend
Birthdays: Samuel Johnson
Tips and Teasers: The beginning sells your book. The ending sells your next book. Check your beginnings and endings – are they impelling? Do they draw the reader in and finish up everything neatly?
Thought for the day: Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. - Unknown