We all sometimes need a break, I know I've taken some of my own. Stress is one of the biggest forces that erodes my creativity, along with just not having the time I'd like to have to put into my writing. If you are interested in improving your writing and writing skills it doesn't hurt to drop a little bit of money on writing books, or books about writing (I have an entire shelf of them, ranging from the Big Book of Celtic Baby Names to Writers Digest) and that is something that can help you. We all have a niche, a voice, that we write, that we put ourselves into.
Don't give up, I'll second Strolen there without a question. Even if you don't stay here, don't let that flame go out. There simply aren't enough creative people willing to put themselves out there.
If you would ever like to collaborate on a submission, I would think that would be fantastic.
Good luck Kassy