Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Find Time To Write During December, Too

Here it is, the final month of 2015. It's a month for celebrating--Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Year's Eve. Add the family birthdays or anniversaries some have and it's a busy, busy month. We'll be shopping, baking, addressing cards, decorating, wrapping, partying and more. Add to that the usual household tasks like laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, and housework and you wonder how you can fit it all into a mere 31 days.

Some of us can add writing to the many items listed above. I know what you're thinking. Writing! Is she crazy? In December?  

You can fit it into the hectic schedule if you work at it. You might not be able to devote as much time as usual for writing, but it's possible to get up half an hour earlier or go to bed half an hour later. Commuter time on a train or bus can serve as writing time if you take notebook and pen with you. Sometimes, you need to take a break from all the other things and give yourself half an hour to write.

I find that my writing time relaxes me. Usually. Not so much on those days when a story won't work no matter what I do with it, but most of the time I do push all other things out of my mind and enjoy my time alone writing. 

After that break, you'll probably go back to the holiday tasks with more energy and interest. There's nothing wrong with taking a little Me time so don't feel guilty. Just do it!


  1. HI Nancy! My writing time usually relaxes me too! Thanks for reminding us to keep carving out time to write even during the busy month of December! Hope you are doing well! Joan

    1. Thanks for taking time to comment, Joan.