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Sunday, December 22, 2013
Question of the Week: What Writerly Things are on Your Holiday Wish List?
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
December 22, 2013
Happy holidays, AYAP friends! I know everyone is super-busy with holiday celebrations, so I’ll keep the QotW short and sweet:
What writerly things are on your holiday wishlist?
MY ANSWER: I would love a new laptop, something lighter and faster than the heavy thing I lug around now. But the writerly thing I want most isn’t something you can wrap. I want time. Uninterrupted writing time. I constantly daydream about going away for a week, all by myself, to a comfy cabin or even a hotel room, with just my laptop. No phone, no TV, no wifi. I would wear my favorite slipper socks, pajama pants and oversized hoodies, munch on simple, yummy snacks, and have a writing marathon. I bet I could write or revise half a manuscript in that week. This is the only thing I asked my family for this year: a solitary writing retreat.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? What writerly things are on your holiday wishlist?