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Road Trip Wednesday #157: Finding Time To Write

Welcome to our 157th Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week's Topic is: With Thanksgiving on the horizon we want to know how you balance hectic times like the holidays with your writing schedule.

Road Trip Song of the Week: "Parade" by Delta Spirit

Next week's topic: Best Book of November

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Sarah Enni

Sarah is a young adult author and host of the First Draft podcast. She is represented by Sarah Burnes at The Gernert Company.

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  1. The last few years, our families have expanded greatly--my mom remarried at 65 to a man with 3 grown children and their assorted offspring, plus my brother is in a relationship that brought the total of their kids to 9. It was the straw that broke the blended-family back.

    So we started stretching the holiday over a 3-day period (like Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day) and my husband and I are perfectly happy to host/visit on the "off" day. It saves a lot of stress, from driving in traffic to rushing into the grocery store along with everyone else.

    There was a little bit of sorriness that we weren't all together on Christmas morning but we've adjusted.

    And what this means for writing is that I often have long weekends with my husband, and feel less guilty for carving out writing time because it allows him to have some quiet reading time over his vacation. And then we're both happier and less stressed, because I'm not worried about falling behind in wordcount and he got some downtime.

  2. Here's mine:

  3. It's a challenge, but here's how I keep writing during the distractions of the holidays.

  4. Here's mine:

  5. I think Christmas is the only big family holiday I have. Anyhoo,here's my answer. :)

  6. I don't think I'm doing a very good job at it so far, but here's my answer.

  7. Here's mine!

  8. I try to write every day no matter what, so on holidays I'll scribble something when I wake up or just before bed so I'm not too absent :P

    Have a happy Thanksgiving :)

  9. Here's mine, a little belated (I was on the road to visit family):


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