How to Write During the Holidays

I’ve come to realize the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are somewhat of a twilight zone for writing. It seems like either it all gets written or none of it does. So how do you fit in a routine when life’s routine is out the window?

The short answer is, I don’t know.

The long answer is, with a generous sprinkle of creativity, it can be done. I do so by fitting words into the cracks of life. I’ve talked about it before in this post which you can read more of if you’d like.

However, it is the holidays. So I also give myself a bit of grace and even think about reading more instead. Something about the snow and cold makes my fingers disinclined to type.

So whether you give yourself permission to slack this holiday, bump up your reading, or find time in the holiday disarray, I applaud you.

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” – Diane Duane

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” – Mortimer J. Adler

“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.” – Saul Bellow

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others – even my nearest and dearest – there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book.” – Maureen Corrigan

I’ll be taking Maureen’s advice and cuddling up with a few extra books this season. What will your goal be? To read. To write. To chill. Let me know!

Happy Questing!


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