Happy Day After Christmas, everyone!
Yes, major holidays of this year are now behind us. The next will be New Year’s Day, the beginning of 2019. And how are writers handling this season?
Enjoyably, I hope. That’s true for me, at least. I’ve been having fun with planned events and meals with family and even one surprise when a wonderful family member dropped in unexpectedly for a day. I even had to break away when I was writing this to make a reservation for a bunch of us to attend a special movie together–which will take up some more time.
Of course all of that, as delightful as it is, had its effects on writing. I am working on something with a deadline that I still can’t discuss, but that doesn’t mean I can take the holiday season off. I just get in what writing I can when I can.
That’s probably true of all of you who are writers, and even some of you who aren’t. If you have a full time job, whether or not you’re a writer, too, you probably know in advance which days you’ll have off, but those can also be taken up with family adventures–and/or shopping.
So what do you do? How do you handle the holidays and whatever work you may be doing? I’ve found that if I attempt to plan much in advance, I still have to remain flexible –such has that wonderful visit from a family member, as well as one afternoon taken up with accompanying family to a delightful rendition of The Nutcracker Suite ballet…and that upcoming movie.
I’m considering appropriate New Year’s resolutions, but the best I can come up with so far is, yes, stay flexible and keep busy, as appropriate.
I hope you enjoy what’s left of this year–and have a wonderful 2019!