What is the one gift you as a writer want this holiday season? If you could have anything at all that relates to your writing and publishing career, what would it be?
I challenge you to take a moment…or more than a moment (take at least 5 or 10 minutes) to get a really clear picture of what it is you would like to receive this year if you could have any writing or publishing gift you desire. Imagine it showing up in a beautifully wrapped box… Be very specific about what you want and how you want it to look or show up. Try to get a feel for what it might be like to receive it.
Now, sit down and write about the experience. Place yourself in the moment of receiving the gift and include all the details about your emotions and reactions. Include any actions you took prior to receiving the gift that might have made it possible to receive it.
Finally, as you imagine yourself admiring your present, ask yourself how you might share it with others or use it to benefit more people than just yourself. Write about this as well.
Now, place this writing assignment somewhere close to your computer. Read what you wrote every day until your gift really does arrive.