Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What Writers REALLY Want for Christmas

Let's be honest here. I've seen a lot of these "lists" going around with cute notebooks and pens and books and such. Writers do like all those things. They're fun. They're not bad ideas in the least. But it's not what we really want.

In my house pens get lost and notebooks get doodled on by my kids. Books are awesome too, but I'm low on shelf space (as in, I don't have any more) and kindles are more convenient (kindle gifting is encouraged).

Besides, a lot of writers *cough* just me *cough* are really unorganized. It's better not to get us stuff that makes us feel like we have to be organized. Then the guilt is too much. Better if you don't spend money at all.

I'll tell you what writers really want for Christmas. This, I believe is true of every writer out there. I don't care how successful you are. What writers want for Christmas is this:

More time to write

Well, that and a muse who lets the words flow better than they've ever flown before. If we get down to the nitty gritty truth, what every writer wants is to sit in their favorite writing spot, have the right music (or silence) and let their fingertips fly. Getting rid of distractions is helpful too. That makes the word counts higher.

It comes down to this, if you love a writer, give them the gift of writing time. I promise they'll be a lot happier if their day has been productive. Merry Christmas everyone!

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