I reached a point of saturation over the past few months, my head too full of plot details and multiple viewpoints. I needed to step back and clear my thoughts, so I've gradually weaned off the plotting/writing/editing work and am now officially on a Creative Break. I need it and it's long overdue. I take them from time to time and for me they are an essential part of the process, a chance to replenish the creative well-spring. I'll get back to work in earnest as quickly as I can, but not until the break has worked its magic.
I'll blog soon about what I'm doing on my Creative Break. The important thing is I can feel the benefits of it already.