Ok, I admit it. I've been a bit grumpy about Christmas this year and I have to tell you; I'm glad it's over. Mind you, I ordinarily love Christmas, especially if I have extra cash to shop because it's fun buying stuff for people even if they don't need it but just want it. It's fun watching them open their presents, see the delight on their faces. I love decorating the tree and getting the lights just right, placing the ornaments in an aesthetically pleasing manner, the presents all wrapped and ribboned. It's the prettiest holiday, in my opinion, and aside from the crass commercialism, a lot of people are genuinely nicer and more giving. Unfortunately, for personal reasons, this holiday was not as happy as I hoped. Which is why I'm glad it's over. Maybe next year will be better.
Meanwhile, I'm working on chapter 8 of LONG WAY HOME, First Impressions (which I co-host with Dianne Salerni )is coming at the beginning of January (see sidebar), and Unicorn Bell (the blog I co-host with Huntress, Charity, and Tara Tyler) is looking for more folks to offer submissions for critiquing (anonymously) and comments. If you're interested we'd love to see you. After all, the more, the merrier, right?
So, how was your holiday? Good? Bad? Get any writing done? And yes, I really am interested :)
ps someone kind sent me a gift certificate to Amazon and guess what I bought? A vacuum!!! Squee!!!