February isn’t just for lovers. IT’S FOR WRITERS!!!!!

February is made for writing. Seriously.

The weather sometimes sucks (unless you live in Colorado, like most RMFW writers), leaving us with no excuse but to get some words on the page.

We’re also still in our honeymoon period with the hastily made New Year word count resolutions (by June it’s all over) we’ve made.

We can often use our Valentine’s Day gift goodwill with our partners to sneak off for an extra writing session or two without risking bodily harm (unlike in June).

It’s a short month, forcing us to push for more words daily so as not to throw off our monthly word count.

For how many of you is November your highest word count month?

Agents and editors are finally digging out from the holidays and New Year submitters. Which means they are all but begging for your beautiful words!

And then there’s President’s Day. A time to remember what words can mean for a country.

One more reason February rocks for writers is Groundhog Day. Not the rodent, though he’s super cute, but the movie. Fiction is just like that movie. We write, then edit, and rewrite, until we get the ending right!

What is your favorite writerly month? And why?

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J.A. (Julie) Kazimer
J.A. (Julie) Kazimer is a writer living in Denver, CO. When she isn't looking for a place to hide the bodies, she spends her time with a pup named Killer. Other hobbies include murdering houseplants. She spent a few years as a bartender and then wasted another few years stalking people while working as a private investigator before transitioning to the moniker of WRITER and penning over 15 titles. Visit her website at jakazimer.com.

9 thoughts on “February isn’t just for lovers. IT’S FOR WRITERS!!!!!

  1. I love your concept, that February, that sometimes gray month, can be a boon for writers. I agree! For me, though, it is not months so much as seasons. And summer is my favorite one for writing. The days are long, so there’s lot of time to get some outside exercise. I can explore new settings for my stories and novels. And best of all, since I am a morning person, I actually have an excuse to get up early-early and share the dawn with the other morning critters like birds and squirrels!

  2. November is always my best word count month. Second would be any month I attend a writer’s retreat, which I’ve not done lately. Third would be the weeks following Colorado Gold (after I’ve had a nap or two). I’m not as good at this routine thing as Terry is, and definitely not as productive.

  3. Twisted thinking deserves more twisted thinking. My February this year has been great! You provided part of the reasons, Julie. The other factor is a big one: I caught that yucky flu. I’ve canceled my tennis and social engagements and have been staying home–my nurse says I’m contagious and I certainly don’t want to spread it. I also have to rest a lot and take naps, which seems to have triggered great scene ideas. And what does my fever-deranged brain think? THIS FEELS LIKE A SUCCESSFUL RETREAT! Bottom line: don’t come over here and think I’ll share my germs with you.There are more comfortable ways to increase your productivity, LOL.

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