Balancing Writing During the Holidays

Shannon A Thompson

Most writers aren’t able to write full time. That means we tend to work full time and write full time. Between writing, querying, editing, and marketing, our schedules can quickly feel crushing, especially if you’re working toward a very specific goal, such as a revision deadline. Taking breaks can often make writers feel guilty. But you deserve a break, too. Especially during the holidays.

Grab a cocoa, some cookies, and watch the snow fall.

Admittedly, I’m a bit of a workaholic. My life is often, if not always, out of balance. I don’t make enough time for family or friends (or myself) and, though I know I should, I really struggle to find time in my jam-packed calendar full of work, publishing, writing goals, and personal goals. But that’s also why I get burnt out so often. (Okay. So maybe this year was just awful.) Anyway…

I’m trying to be…

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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6 Responses to Balancing Writing During the Holidays

  1. Pingback: Reblog – Writing during the holidays | Library of Erana

  2. noelleg44 says:

    Timely post, Charles. My holidays are complicated this year by my husband having back surgery in early December and being house bound for a couple of months. Should be fun (?), but maybe good I am at the editing and not writing phase. How about you?


    • Sorry about your husband. Hope the surgery goes smoothly and he recovers quickly. Not writing a new book during this time does help ease the stress. Not by much though. I’m currently waiting for the final piece for my next book, which is the finale for my series. So I’m still stressed about that.

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  3. Jennie says:

    This is a hard one to come to grips with. Thank you, Charles. I needed to read this post. Excellent advice and perspective.


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