How to keep writing during the holidays


How to keep writing during the holidays


How to keep writing during the holidays? If I’m honest I am probably one of the worst at actually keeping writing going during December. If it is a year that I have taken part in NaNoWriMo, I’m usually burnt out and put off looking at a 50,000 word manuscript until January. If I haven’t, then most of the time I just find the build up to Christmas means that I am too busy.

This year I really want it to be different and have resolved to at least write something every day. I plan to do this by using my lunch hour during the week and making designated writing time during the weekends. Structure to my day always helps me anyway, and I think this will be a really good way for me to plan to get something done at least during December.

What will I be writing? Most probably Demon’s Past as I am over the halfway mark with the most recent draft now and I really want to be able to publish it next year. I might be tempted to write a little seasonal short featuring Adam and Eric. I really put my boys through it this year, so I think they deserve a fluffy Christmas story together!

What are your tips for writing during the holidays? Let me know and what you plan on writing!


Writer Types

Fellow author Kathryn Sommerlot recommended that I check out Ellen Brock’s videos on the different writer types after posting her thoughts on what writer type she is, and I noticed the similarities in my own writing process.

I’ve watched all the videos in the series, and I would say I most identify with the Intuitive Pantser type in that I tend to discover my story as I am writing it and unconsciously set up later plot twists and events without realising it! However, I also have some Methodological Pantser tendencies too! I’m really not a plotter at all and find trying to plot out a novel stifles my creative process rather than helping it!

I definitely recommend watching the series as it provides a lot of insight into the four writer types as well as offering tips to help refine your process! If you do give it a watch, please do comment and let me know what writer type you most identify with!