HOLIDAYS AND WRITING #mondayblogs #writing

I know it’s not Monday. I’m late. I blame the holidays. Too much to do this time of year, because not only do we have Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas, and New Year’s to celebrate in my family, we also have three birthdays right before Christmas, then four more in January. Gifts, cards, parties … whee!

So the writing suffers a bit. The trick is to not stop altogether during these times. I’m keeping in touch with my muse by writing a poem a day, and by sprinting now and then for an hour with a friend. We just spring it on each other, like Inspector Clousseau’s houseboy would attack him at random times. Way to keep in shape!

This past week I was able to write 1,000 words or more each time we sprinted. Even if I were to add only 1,000 words per week to my WIP, I’d be finished in a year.

Yesterday, I was invited to participate in a radio show focused on indie and small press published authors. Dmae Roberts, the host, is a two-time Peabody Award winner for her show Stage and Studio. She asked me, Martha Hull, and Patti Duncan to discuss this topic. Each of us writes in a different genre, so the show is well-balanced. Even though you missed the live airing, you can catch it here on podcast:

Enjoy! And keep writing.