Winter Writing Blocks

January and February are bleak months. It’s dark. It’s cold. I don’t want to go outside.

Why does the weather influence my writing?

Maybe it doesn’t. Maybe I’m just hibernating for a while.

Sometimes it seems like Sasha has more gumption than I

I need to remind myself that I’m making progress:

  • I revamped my website.
  • I arranged for two different book fairs.
  • I subscribed to a independent book review program.
  • I continue to build my social network.
  • I completed some of my needed research into WWII and the 1950s. (Not everyone lived like they did on “Mad Men”.)
  • I wrote another 2,000 words of my next novel.\
  • Created a writers’ group with my NLU alumni, Bird by Bird, on Facebook.

Okay, now I feel better.

Patti invited me to her book club last summer. What a blast!

Still to do:

  • Contact local libraries for book discussion.
  • Sign up for a writers’ conference.
  • Write something every day. Even if it’s just a letter to the editor.
  • Read, read, read.
  • And don’t forget to leave book reviews on Good Reads. Writers love reviews.7

Do you have suggestions for keeping creative juices flowing?

How do you make and keep goals?

I love suggestions for great writing conferences. Please.