Saturday, December 6, 2008

Carving Out Time

We're in the midst of the holiday hoopla and life is busier than ever with gift buying, party going, baking and wrapping. Finding time for writing isn't always easy, but I've cut myself a little slack. You see, last year I used the holidays as an excuse to take a little vacation from writing and that threw me out of my routine - a bad, bad thing. So this year, I'm allowing myself to take one day - occasionally two - in a row off from writing. That way I don't feel guilty for slacking off sometimes and snowballing into a several week period of no work. And so far, it's worked for me. Most of the year I try to write or edit at least a little every day, hopefully, a lot every day!
What about you? Do you stick to your usual word count goals during the holidays or do you take a breather?


Terry Odell said...

I guess my answer is 'it depends'. Since the kids are grown and gone, we don't do much shopping, and most of it's on line. We're not connected to a lot of party social networks, so that doesn't eat up much time, either.

If I'm working on a project, I continue to work. But right now, I'm in edits and revisions for two novels, so nothing 'new' is going on.

Katie Reus said...

I try to write every day, and even with the busy holidays I think writing is so ingrained into my every day life, I tend to stay focused. Even when I'm editing something, I've usually got something new started (like now) so if I get frustrated w/ edits, I'll write a few new pages as a way to 'cleanse my palate' so to speak.