My new column is up at Writer Unboxed: How to Schedule Your Holiday Writing Schedule.
"Set goals. The first day of your vacation, write down three things you want to accomplish before heading back to school or work or wherever. Aim high. Write a short story every day! Query twenty agents! Hey, you wrote an entire novel in November; you’re now ready to write one in two weeks. Shoot for the moon! If you miss, you’ll land among the stars in the cold, infinite void of space."
If you like that bit, go read the whole thing.
If you didn't like it, go read the whole thing as a punishment.