Yeah, I know. It’s that time of the year again.
Not only do you have to work the full time job, you have to buy presents for everyone, search for a damn snapshot where people don’t look miserable to send away for the holiday card, address envelopes for said holiday cards, decorate your house, make a bunch of cookies, add new things like “egg nog” and “menorah candles” to your shopping list, and pretend to be filled with joy.
Usually, the first thing to go during this stressful time of year is your writing.
Never fear. Here are my top 5 tips for getting your pages done during the holidays.
No one loves to use the holidays as an excuse more than I do. I am a world class catastrophizer. It’s all just “too much” and “so stressful” and “crazy” and “insane!” That’s just me, whipping myself into a frenzy.
Take Action! Do these five things to stay on track– write at the crack of dawn, don’t use the holidays as an excuse, shop online, let go of perfection, and give yourself a gift that really matters.Remember what the holidays are about. And it ain’t a bunch of wrapping and fancy trees and running around a mall.
You are creating a gift for the world– your book or screenplay.
Give yourself the time to shop for the right words, wrap them up in neat chapters, and put them under the tree.
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