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December 2 question – Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?
I always seem to get a burst of energy around the new year. I don’t know whether to attribute that to the days finally starting to get longer, or just to being more conscious of time passing. 2021 already? Wow, it goes fast, when you’re not looking. I’m busy scurrying around and making plans. New bullet journal. New notebooks. New… whatever else it is that I’ve decided is going to change everything.
In general, getting into a revision slows down my word count more than I’d like to admit, and there are a few things I like to do every year. A blog-hop here, a podcast there. Shifting gears drags on me. (We could discuss the short stories during November thing, here.) And then… eventually… I get into the family birthdays/holidays/vacation time of year. Seems like there are always distractions… I mean, obligations…
This year, I’m trying to get the better of it by getting some of those short stories done in advance. (We’ll see.)
And for the benefit of mental health, it’s important to balance productivity with some kind of outside hobby or downtime. (I read a magazine article, once.)
Sign up now to get the Indie Authors’ Advent Calendar. I have a story in it this year, and so do some of my friends. If you haven’t, already, you can still hear the Halloween Special Edition of The Alone In a Room With Invisible People Podcast.