Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Holiday time is difficult to get writing work done. Most agents and editors are dealing with vacations and end of year wrap ups. It is not a good time to send out queries. That will come toward the middle of next month. Writers are also busy with kids home from school, holiday celebrations to prepare for and attend. So unless you have a deadline-and some do-I suggest you make smaller goals for the next few weeks. Goals such as: reading one new craft article or blog. Creating a writing plan for 2010. Reading a book for enjoyment. Re-reading a favorite book with an eye toward character/plot and dialog. Or even go out with friends and listen to their stories. Use the time to fill your creative well with ideas and leave the worry about "accomplishing" something until after the holidays are over. Have a great day!