Should You Write During The Holidays?

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Hey, it’s November!

That means a ton of stresssssss is headed your way before you finish eating your Trick or Treat candy. Yeah, I know; you only hide it in the pantry so the kids don’t eat it all at once and get a tummy ache. I get it.

“THE HOLIDAYS” are around the corner. (Unless you consider Halloween a holiday, and then they’re already here. And that’s worth discussing.) Thanksgiving, followed by Black Friday, then Christmas and New Year‘s… relatives coming over and office parties and presents to buy and trees to decorate. (You may argue that Black Friday is not a holiday. Think about it for a while before you attempt to make your case to a US of American.)

And during that potentially hectic period, you’ll take some time off and think you can get some WRITING done.

Is that a good idea?

Let’s see what the fine folks at Writers Off Task With Friends have to say about it.

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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

5 thoughts on “Should You Write During The Holidays?

  1. Being Jewish, I get to dodge the Christmas stress. Though the onslaught of music and visuals starting this week can drive me into solitude. I think writing depends on the upcoming activity. If you’re hosting for Thanksgiving then you have a lot of stress and shouldn’t try. If you’re going out then maybe get a little done in the morning. To be honest, I’m out no matter what because I can’t write with the 7-year-old running around.

    Don’t forget Election Day and Veterans Day too. That’s more a parent thing since schools are closed.

  2. Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday of the year so I don’t participate in NaNo by any stretch of the imagination and my average word count will take a hint, but I will still try to sneak in bits here and there if only not to pull a muscle when I return to longer sprints in January.

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