This isn't a bad thing. It's just a thing. For some (publishing houses with January releases), the wind-down is more like a breakneck sprint, with deadlines looming. For others (agents who close shop until the New Year), it's a time to play catch-up. And for aspiring authors? It's an excellent time to assess your progress this year, and what your goals for next year will be. It's also a wonderful time for those of you with almost-ready manuscripts to whip them into shape in preparation for January querying.
So, what does your last-two-weeks-of-December look like? Are you finishing something up? Taking a much-needed break? Waiting with bated breath for news you're sure will come after the New Year?
Share! Your own approach to the rest of December might inspire someone else who needs a little direction. (Because sometimes holidays can be overwhelming -- yanno?)
As for me? I'll be writing 1000 words a day on my (YA dystopian) WIP. By the Christmas tree, of course. I can't tell you how good it feels to hunker down and do this! Even though starting this new project has been like cutting wisdom teeth.
(I have all 4 of mine. Isn't that odd? I'm still waiting for the wisdom...)