It's the big Christmas countdown. Everyone's frazzled, except for my dog. She's currently sacked out on the floor at my feet. But that's only because she doesn't have to bake cookies and shop and wrap gifts and yada yada. There's no way I'm going to shoehorn in any writing time this week.
And that's okay.
Did you hear that? It's okay to take a break from your usual production schedule when life careens on to Crazy Avenue. No need getting your undies all bunched up because as a writer, every minute can be productive even if you're not pounding away on a keyboard. Why?
Because great ideas for characters, plot, or settings come from everywhere.
This holiday season don't guilt yourself out for not meeting a particular word quota. Live in the moment. Gather experiences and store them up in your heart. It's not time wasted. It's time that will make your stories all the richer.
I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me
two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the
latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and
Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti
phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?