Sunday, April 7, 2013

2 Question of the Week: Did You Write During Spring Break?

Hey everyone! It’s Clara Kensie, back with a new Question of the Week! Pretty much the only thing writers love as much as writing is talking about writing. So each week here at Adventures in YA Publishing, I post a question for you to answer. The questions cover all topics important to writers: craft, career, writers’ life, reading and books. Together we’ll become better writers by sharing tips and discussing our habits and practices.

Question of the Week for April 7, 2013:
Did You Write During Spring Break?

I hope everyone had a nice spring break! Now that we’re all back to our usual schedule, let’s talk about how much writing we did over our spring breaks. How did your writing schedule change, if at all? For those of you with kids home from school, were you able to get any writing done? If you went away, did you bring your manuscript and make time to write? Or did you take a break from writing altogether?

My answer: I always have a hard time going “off schedule.” My kids were home from school and we went on a three-day getaway at the end of the week. I scheduled time to write each day, but that time was often cut short. I wrote a whopping 1400 words the entire week. I’m back to my regular writing schedule now and trying to catch up. I’m always envious of those writers who are able to stick to their writing schedule no matter what else is going on. I need to be that disciplined!

YOUR TURN: How much writing did you do over Spring break?


  1. I had a great vacation. The A to Z Challenge has eaten into a chunk of my writing time but I got some writing done. I think the fact it was threat-drama-&-danger all the way helped me ensure I made time to write.

  2. Good for you, Elaine! You wrote some AND you kept up with the A to Z Challenge. That sounds like a win in my book!


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