As holidays approach, I am mindful of how this messes with authors. Just when you are “getting somewhere” on that chapter or piece, a holiday or work project comes up to hold you hostage. “I’ll never get back into it. I’m going to lose the momentum I have,” you lament. The only solution I have found for this is to –
- not worry about the full writing of it—just keep jotting notes, thoughts, fragments down in the notebook you keep on you at all times. This can even be just words you scribble down, which will trigger the whole thought;
- KEEP QUIET--do NOT tell what you are planning to write to anyone, which will only ensure that you will never write it
WRITE first, TELL later.