Writing During the Holidays


Make a Goal for Yourself

Writing during the holidays can be difficult. Who has time to write when you could be stuffing your face with pie or relaxing watching a Christmas movie?

Making a goal for your writing can help with the slump you may find yourself in. Pick out a goal for yourself; whether it’s writing for a certain amount of time, or writing to a word count a day.

Also pick a time to begin writing each day that you’re relatively free, and be consistent. It helps to make your writing constant. Whatever your goal is, make it a priority and stick to it.

Get Cozy and Write

Sometimes writers don’t want to venture outside to find material for their writing. With the holidays and the warmth their home brings during that time, it’s hard to do anything but snuggle with a blanket and relax.

However, you can still celebrate and write at the same time. Everyone feels the holiday spirit in different ways. Whether it’s curling into that warm blanket, having hot chocolate, or listening to Christmas music, pick what works for you. Just make sure, whatever you choose, to remember your writing goals and write!

Use Inspiration from Daily Activities

There are times when ideas seem to take a vacation for the holidays. We sit around and wait for inspiration to come, yet can’t find anything to write about. However, there are endless amounts of activities to do. Baking treats, making snowmen, watching movies, going on a sleigh ride, or looking at holiday lights.

You can write about your experience with an activity, or make a list of the best seasonal things to do in your area.

Writing during the holidays can be difficult but, whatever piques your interest, find it and get to writing.

You may find the inspiration to write after all.


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2 Responses to “Writing During the Holidays”

  1. Ron Herron Says:

    Thanks, Bob. You have a good holiday, too.


  2. Bob Wonnacott Says:

    Hi Ron. This is a great inspirational article. Thanks for posting and have a great holiday season. – Bob

    Liked by 1 person

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