- You give your characters a well earned break during the festive period and make a decision not to kill any of them off….for a couple of days.
- You wish all your reviewers a very happy Christmas, even the ones who slated your work and made you cry.
- You only write happy scenes during the festive period.
- You inform loved ones that there will be no creative breakdowns / emotional outbursts from you until after the festive period. Sigh!
- You increase your cheese allowance.
- You spend some quality time decorating your writing corner and doing a spot of festive procrastination.
- You make the family aware that you have a rare literary treat for them on Christmas Day and that they need to be prepared for a special reading post Christmas lunch. Sigh!
- You wrap up that stinky first draft of your novel in some nice paper, stick a bow on it and give it to a relative who lives in a remote part of the country.
- You try to think nice and pleasant thoughts about successful authors currently enjoying lots of literary success.
- You raise a toast to your draft novel and promise not to bin it until after the festive period.
Stay festive writers 🙂
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