Wednesday, December 2, 2020

December IWSG: Don't Quit Your Day Job

 

 
The awesome co-hosts for the December 2 posting of the IWSG are Pat Garcia, Sylvia Ney, Liesbet @ Roaming About Cathrina Constantine, and Natalie Aguirre!



When the weather turns chilly with a hint of fog and mystery, my inner writer comes to life. October through December are the best months for me to get cracking on new book ideas. However, with a full time job, my writing is on hold to some degree. Squeezing in writing time on the weekends or at night keeps me going forward. 

My job allows me tons of reading time. I'm okay with that for now. Everyday I am surrounded by thousands of treasures new and old. It's a dream job but not ideal for cranking out novels.

I don't plan to quit my day job anytime soon. With my entire summer free and all holidays off, I can write without interruption. (Okay, kids and cats and life...never mind) 

I'm planning on outlining a new novel this weekend. Hopefully, I can crank out a J.K. Rowling inspired kids novel during my two week Christmas break. Lofty goals. 

My plan is to visit blogs tonight. Merry December!


20 comments:

  1. Good luck Jennifer with outlining your new novel this weekend. Hope you are able to complete your weekend writing goal.

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  2. As a librarian, you are surrounded by inspiration.

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    1. I browse my library in the morning or snag a book after a kid checks one in that looks interesting. My book spy skills are impressive.

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  3. Autumn and winter ae my biggest creativity seasons, too, but not this year it seems. Hopefully that'll change. Good luck with your outline!

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  4. Hi,

    It's great that you have found the perfect arrangement for your writing. Having a day job that coincides with your writing is always helpful.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe passage into 2021.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Very true! I just wish I had more writing time. Merry Christmas!

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  5. I'm not quitting my day job either. Hope you can crank out that novel.

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  6. That's smart to not quit your day job. I'm not going to either, although I only work part-time now that I can get widow's social security benefits. Good luck with your project over the holidays.

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    1. And you have a lot on your plate with your wonderful blog!!

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  7. I'm an evening writer as well. Best of luck with your outline. I hope you are able to enjoy the holidays, and plenty of writing time. Merry Christmas!

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  8. Good luck with your outline and cranking out that book on your Christmas break. We can dream, right??

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  9. I wish you the best of luck with your goals! I hope your December is filled with many good words. :)

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  10. The problem with Christmas writing is all the Christmas stuff that ends up taking up your time. But good luck. The break is on the horizon. . .

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    1. True! I'm working ahead of time to get all the Christmas stuff done early.

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