Sometimes our time is limited. There just isn’t enough hours in a day to sit and write non-stop. That happens. When you find yourself in a crunch with little to no time to get in deep into your project, step back, take a breath, and give yourself five minutes. Exercise your brain and work on your craft. Stumped? Don’t know what to do for those five minutes. Try one of these ideas.
Open your dictionary. Either the one growing dust on the shelf, or the one on your computer or phone. Go to any page, any section. Learn a new word. Some apps have a Word of the Day feature. Jump on that.
Or try a writing prompt. There are plenty of places online to find these. You can even make up some of your own. Here’s a few to work on.
*** Santa is sitting in his sleigh in front of your house. Someone throws open the door and runs through the front yard wearing a Santa suit. This person stops right in front of Santa’s sleigh. What happens next?
*** You get home from work and there are broken Christmas ornaments all over the floor. Under the tree sits your dog and your cat, staring each other down. Which one is the culprit? Play out this scene.
Every day, find some time to work on your craft. You cannot perfect it if you don’t exercise it.
Short and sweet. Till next time.
Love, hugs, and kisses – Taylor