Monday, November 19, 2007

The Holidays and Other Excuses

I admit it - I've been a slacker. I now have 5 WIPs, each in various states of completion, yet I have not finished one manuscript in months! I started NaNoWriMo with a bang and got just past 18k when I fizzled out. Yes - I had lots going on in my life - a huge book signing in which I was an organizer and one of 23 signers, a smaller, private sale at a Holiday Shopping Event at a law office with my friend, fellow author Catherine Kean, attending holiday parties and more. I've been shopping, cooking, cleaning, getting ready to host a Thanksgiving feast and a Hanukkah party, yet I've had time to write if only I'd had the inclination.
One of my editors emailed me yesterday to let me know she has edits for my upcoming erotic short, Blackout, ready for me. Thank goodness, since I need saving from myself. I have to start cracking the whip, yet I keep giving myself excuses to go easy on myself.
What about you? Do you have to dig extra deep to find the motivation to work during the holiday season?

2 comments:

Macy O'Neal said...

The motivation isn't the problem. It's still time. With a house full of family, computer time with be sparse.

Isabella Snow said...

5 WIPs?? I could never.. !