This past week I got stuck on a scene and instead of the usual walk away from my computer to do dishes, laundry, etc. I went began my Christmas shopping list. This was so much fun and I even had to stop myself before I quickly found a new addiction and new distraction keeping me from my writing. Just the idea that we are under two months away from Christmas is enough to make me giddy!
Christmas shopping or creating a shopping list for those you love and care about is a great way to break up your writing. When you need a break or if you are struggling with a scene get into the holiday spirit and have some fun. I had a lot of fun off and on this week planning out a shopping list for my almost two-year-old daughter. She is always so much fun to shop for. By the time I found a few great deals on line I had figured out the problem with my troublesome scene all while saving money!
The joys of being a writing mom! What are some of the fun things you do when tackling a troublesome scene?
The 2012 Write-It-Forward Workshop schedule is up. Take a look at the fantastic line-up including back by popular demand, Writing Moms (March 2012) and the new Time Management for the Busy Writer (October 2012) in time for NANOWRIMO both by Natalie C. Markey.
A percentage of the profits from Markey’s ‘Caring for Your Special Needs Dog’ go to The Texas A&M Foundation to the benefit of the Neurology Section, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinarian Medicine.