The holiday season is officially here. And all of the traveling, gatherings, eating, shopping, wrapping and cleaning up could give you whiplash.
For the sake of your writing, I encourage you try to find at least a few quiet moments to jot down some notes. The smells and activities will bring back memories and you might be able to fill in some gaps in your memoir.
If you are celebrating with family, you could use this time to ask them some questions about their own memories, too. (You might wait to share any details about your own project until you're ready to hear their feedback.)
In the D.C. area and writing about your past? Sign up for one of my upcoming memoir writing workshops at Politics & Prose Bookstore.