Holiday Season – Writing Amidst the Chaos


So, Christmas and New Years have officially come and gone! It’s been a crazy period of time: seeing family, seeing friends, driving here and there and everywhere, working over the holidays and trying to fit in some writing among all of the busyness.

Among family and friends and enjoying the holiday season, my mind has been as active as ever. Ideas will come to be out of the blue, and the biggest issue has been finding the time to actually sit down and write!

I had slacked off over the past month. It’s been hard to find the time to write, and then when I have had the time, I haven’t had the motivation. I’ve been really exhausted from all the travelling and holiday events, so I just don’t want to do anything when I had the time!

I’ve had to force myself to write over the past month, and I’m still struggling a little with motivation after being so slack. I know that the holiday time is busy and it’s hard to do things like writing, but I definitely lost my mojo and momentum over the holidays.

I am working on getting my mojo back. At the moment I’m just writing word after word and sitting down for a minimum of an hour to write. I need to set those timelines and limits for myself so that I will just continue to write things down, and hopefully my momentum will come back soon!

“A word after a word after a word is power.”

– Margaret Atwood

I am going to keep working on my motivation and will continue to force myself to sit down and write. I’m finding time almost every day at the moment just to put word after word and get something onto my page. I can always edit a bad page, but I can’t edit something that isn’t even there.

“Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

I will continue to write and write. It is the thing that brings me the most joy and I love it with every part of my being. I’ll get my mojo back, I know it! But, for now, I’ll trudge along putting word after word and hope that the plot bunnies come along to help me soon.

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