I’m not a holiday writer

I had planned (hoped, really) to be able to just write right through the holidays, but … no, that’s not exactly working out. I can’t seem to concentrate, even though I have the time to write, and therefore I’m not getting much (anything, really) written.

The schedule crashed and burned almost immediately, and when I think of the writing I want to do, I just get really unhappy with myself and the holiday and I don’t want that. :) It’s a time of joy! of happiness! of Christmas wreaths and candy canes! There’s no room there for annoyance, unhappiness, and irritation.

So, I’m just going to let it go. I do wish I was the kind of person who could compartmentalize these things and still do the mind work necessary to write fiction no matter what else is going on in my life, but that’s just not me.

I’ve planned to get back to it on the 25th since the kids won’t be home this year, and I don’t really have any other plans and writing seems like a lot more fun than visiting people. :D

Maybe I’ll write enough on Christmas day to make up for the days before, but if not, I’ll be happy to restart my 2,000 a day goal before the new year.

My plan there is pretty simple: get a 2,000 a day average going on the 25th and keep it going.

I’ll just hope I slip in a bit of extra writing between now and then too. That’d be a nice holiday gift to myself.

How’s your holiday writing going?