I think there are times we need to do this in order to get our mind in the right place. We spend so much time in life focusing on the negative, that we forget the positive.
With the negative gone, it's amazing how I've been able to let the writing bug sink its teeth into me once again. In spite of being ill today, I've managed to plot out a several things in my head for Mine to Have. I like the way the book is going thus far and now I'm even more excited about the direction it will be taking.