|Holidays, time to sit and think a while...|
But do you holiday from writing?
I do. And I don't.
I take a holiday from deadlines. Any writing that I usually schedule into my week, in a work like manner, or ongoing projects that have specific due by dates - I take a break from these. Hopefully I've done sufficient work on them in the lead up to family holidays that they can put their feet up in the back corner of my mind and just chill, brew and develop without my thinking of them.
|And time to take cheesy self-portraits!|
So, I thought, it might be fun to do some holiday writing together. Put away your deadlined projects, your major work novels and picture book re-edits.
Choose 5 of the following words and write them into a paragraph that captures something about what you are looking forward to this Christmas Holiday period. And have fun!
Easter-eggs Breakfast Pudding Tissues Grit Snot Tinsel Beetroot Sticky-tape Crumpets Shampoo Cinnamon Pages Noodle Empty Acne Yelp Conglomerate
And, since it's Christmas time, I'll send a little pressie to the author of the paragraph which makes me wish I could come piggy pack on your holidays for an afternoon or two.
Penny Reeve is a children's author currently living in Western Sydney. This week she hopes to find sufficient chocolate to avoid the pre-Christmas crazies, remember to wrap the right gifts with the right cards and find some time to sit with a notebook, a pencil and a blank page of possibilities! You can read more from Penny at her website or facebook page.