Are you trying to get your writing projects done while also preparing for Christmas? I confess, I’m not writing much right now. But, I am always collecting writing material.
Here are some tips to help you come through Christmas and into the new year with a head full of writing ideas.
- Write a journal entry every day listing what you’ve done that day. If you think you’re too busy, perhaps you’re spending time on some things that could be rescheduled or dropped altogether. Perhaps you could write an article about organizing for the holidays to submit next fall.
- Carry a notepad or digital recorder with you when you travel. I find that ideas come to me while I’m driving. It helps to record those ideas while they’re fresh. Sometimes, I don’t even need my notes to get started on the article or devotion, but the fact that I wrote it down helps it stick in my mind.
- Don’t let any networking opportunity go to waste. Parties with friends and family provide opportunities for you to listen for subject matter that’s of interest to others. Don’t just network with other writers. Network with your potential readers.
Go head and make your holiday preparations. Celebrate to your heart’s content. And, while you’re doing all that, keep an eye out for subjects and situations that you can write about.
Emily M. Akin is a freelance writer, blogger, and purveyor of Blog4Writers (http://blog4writers.com). Writing for publication since 1999, Emily has had more than 200 articles published. Her work has appeared in Christian periodicals like The Upper Room, The Secret Place, The Lookout, Vista, and Evangel. She is a regular contributor to a local lifestyle magazine. She will be teaching an online course entitled “Marketing Your Services” for The Christian PEN (Proofreaders and Editors Network, http://christianpennetwork.
com/online-courses/2013-) in 2013. online-courses/