you need to stop this, woman! You don’t have to justify any amount of writing (or not writing, as it were) over the course of any time period. Just because you weren’t as actively engaged on the platform doesn’t mean you weren’t making progress. Especially if you were enjoying/not enjoying family over the holiday, or vacationing somewhere new, or watching reruns of Grey’s Anatomy until your eyes bled. Because you are a memoir writer, by and large. At least at this point in your journey.
And what do you think being away from Medium and out there living your life is for?
Honey, when your life is your story, all your hours get to be clocked as research.
(but you still wouldn’t be failing if you were a writer of a series of novels about space bunnies in love) stepping away from this “place” is a gift we get to give ourselves because this place ISN’T paying us to be here. Cherish it. I doubt you’re going to get to say that for much longer. ❤