Sunday, December 19, 2010

Use a Change of Schedule to Your Advantage

Hello, writers.

Well, life has changed for me for a couple of weeks due to my kids being on Christmas break. Just as the song says, Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again, but I'm really hoping to get some good writing done during the break.

Since I won't be getting up to help my kids get ready for school, the temptation is to catch up on sleep, but I think a smarter plan is to wake up at the normal time and use the "get ready" time to write instead. According to Dave Farland, mornings are supposed to be the best time for creative thinking.

If you're in a similar situation, meaning you are home and the kids will sleep in and allow you some quiet time, let's see what we can get done on our writing during Christmas break, shall we?


Michael Knudsen said...

The only problem for me is that now that the kids are home, they want to use the computer I need for writing!

Karen Dupaix said...

That can be a problem! I'd turn to my Dana in a case like that. If you don't have one, you can pick one up on Ebay for around $30.