Writing Expectations During the Holidays

I’m a bit behind on sharing this one, but John says my reason (getting ready for a family Christmas and spending time with my grandkids) is a viable one. He has some good tips on balancing writing with the holidays, and his list of ten questions are wonderful. Do stop by and take a look for yourself. And if you have a moment, pass it along for those writerly friends of yours who might be struggling right now. Thanks, and thanks to John, as well, for a fun way to point out when it’s okay to put something other than word count FIRST. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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Hi SEers. John here with you again. As you can see by the headline, I want to spend a few minutes with you discussing what we as writers expect of ourselves during the Holidays. Before we get into the discussion, let’s take this little quiz on our holiday writing behavior to ground ourselves on the subject. There is no right or wrong answer, but you should try to be honest with yourself. Okay, to the questions

1 Do you feel you must sneak off to do any writing?

2 Has a family member pointed out to you that it is the holidays?

3 Have you found yourself wishing the holidays were over so you could get back to writing?

4 Has your significant other threatened to take away your computer power cord or has already done it?

5 Do you think about the twelve days…

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