No matter how much momentum I build up, no matter how much I resolve not to, my writing output always seems to grind to a halt around the Holidays.
There are several reasons for this (aside from my usual laziness, that is):
- It's dark. I do a lot of my writing on the bus, and around the solstice, good light is hard to come by.
- It's cold. True, the bus has lights, but they are not very bright on these dark mornings, and it is so cold right now my fingers would freeze up on the keyboard even if I did try.
- I'm tired. I don't just mean my usual laziness or procrastination; this time of year brings with it a bone-weariness that I find hard to work through.
You could helpfully point out that this is why I am an amateur and will never be published yadda, yadda, yadda, but as a Level I player, I might as well take advantage of the one perk I possess, which is, I'm not working against the clock. If I had a paid assignment I needed to finish, believe me, I'd find a way.
But for now, I think I'll just wait for Boxing Day.