Even if it doesn’t necessarily afford the extra writing time one might have imagined, it almost always is an ideal time for the daydreaming so important for planning and plotting your next novel.
It’s helpful to step out of daily routines, and to have a more fluid schedule someplace new. This always helps me to get the creative juices flowing.
And if I can squeeze in some hiking (as I will do on this holiday), it’s even more of an excuse to allow my mind to wander. I’m working on a new story, and I have many plot points to work out, and nothing gets my mind in a creative state than fresh mountain air and expansive views.
And you, writers? Do holidays increase your daydreaming time? Or do you have an uptick in writing during those periods?