christmas day is passed but we are still smack dab in the middle of the busy holiday season. and as much as i LOVE this time of year i am always a little bit frustrated that i can't find as much time to write. i'd love to know how you get around this issue. do you simply decide to put it off until january 4th of the new year? do you stay up later and wake up earlier with hopes to get a few new words down? do you surround your toddler with all of his new toys and hope it entertains him long enough for you to get out a few pages? (yes, i am guilty of this.)
one thing i do is take any opportunity i can to do mental writing workouts. ok, it sounds kine of strange but the same way i get out of shape physically when i stop exercising - i can get out of shape mentally if i don't keep the stories flowing. so whenever i'm doing the dishes or cooking a meal, or cleaning the toilets... i try to come up with random scenerios in my head and make a good story out of it. its like my own secret aerobics class - only its in my head and i'm excercising my creativity.
i find that if i do this a few times a day the ideas flow more freely when i do find that miraculous moment to write.
what do you do?