Monday, December 2, 2013


The holidays are here!  This does not mean that you can take much of a break from writing.  Your characters may nudge you to get back to their story pronto.  But fear not.  You need to.....

Keep Calm and Take Time To Write.

Here are three tips to keep you motivated during the holidays:

1)  Get up one hour earlier every day during the holiday season to write or do some research. Even if all you do is think about your characters and plot some scenes that one hour is worth it. Disappear for an hour or two. Sit on the subway platform to get some writing done or at the local library or neighborhood Starbucks. The people in your house – yes, even the dogs! – can wait an hour until you get home and get the party started, as it where.

2)  Keep pen and paper handy. In your pocketbook, your coat pocket, in the car, by the bed. And, make sure the pen has ink! You never know when you just HAVE to write something down. In case of emergency, napkins and post-it notes will do.

3)  Write when you can. If you only have 30 minutes on the bus, and 15 while waiting at the car wash, and another 30 after the kids are asleep, take them. Write down what you can, when you can. Every word counts.

The Holiday Season doesn‘t have to put a stop to your writing or your creativity.  Take the time.  That 15-minutes, that one-hour will keep you sane and motivated. Give yourself the gift of time. It‘s the best present ever.

Happy Holidays!♥

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