By the end of the year, I always run out of my writing, reading and reviewing steam. It’s like I’ve been running on the writing treadmill for 11 months, that come December, I need to ease down, not just to a slow walk, but I come to a complete standstill. My writing suffers, my reading pile starts escalating and my mood drifts away, to God knows where?
Though Christmas is something we Indians don’t celebrate, but as the schools close down for the winter and the new year holidays, by and large, the holiday mood catches up with me. I tend to take it easy on all fronts. My writing slows down (I stop thinking of my characters and start thinking about myself). I hardly read books at this time (I'm too distracted) and therefore am unable to do any reviews. I tend to shop a lot during this period (there are sales everywhere) and meet all my friends for lunches and coffees.
I justify this lazy phase with the thought that even the editors and agents will be on a holiday and no one will respond even if I query and submit at this time.
I hope it’s just not me, but that this happens to everyone (that way I’ll feel less guilty).
What does the month of December do to your productivity as a writer? Do you work hard during this month or do you take it easy?
P.S. I’ll be on a break till 4th January 2017 when I’ll return with my IWSG post. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year in advance.
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