By Hildie McQueen
For most writers, the holiday season is not only a time to clean things up a bit, but also a time to look forward to the next year.
Personally this is when I write up a list of all the conferences I’m interested in, I write them on my dry erase board along with a schedule and mull over what which ones I plan to attend. For a list of all writers’ conferences I recommend Author EMS it’s pretty comprehensive.
During this month, I also make a clearer list that includes my writing deadlines and book release dates. This list is not only tacked up on my board, but a copy is tucked into my day planner and in my purse.
Yearly goals don’t have to be complicated, make your list and give yourself soft deadlines where you can. If you type your list up and have it all there in front of you, it makes things so much easier believe me! You will see those places where you’ll have time to travel, or time to plan time to get away and write alone.
And there is another bonus to getting this done and over with. You’ll enjoy the holiday time with your family more now that you have a plan.
I wish every one of you a wonderful Christmas, New Year and that all those other fun holiday events be merry and bright!
Author of the Shades of Blue series