Distant jingle of bells

Today I start decking the halls with one hand and writing with the other. By midnight, we’ll have three-quarters of our brood home, plus a boyfriend, and festivities will ensue. (Six cords of wood will be moved by their elf hands, but they don’t know about that yet.) Because we are a blended family, the kids come and go in waves from now until mid-January. I adore this.

The only thing missing is snow. All the beautiful snow that we had had melted and it is unseasonably warm. Bah.

::shakes off Scroogyness::

This is the second year in a row that I am deep, deep in writing over the holidays. I have the most understanding and forgiving family imaginable, thank goodness. If I get this book done by February 1st, then I will achieve a goal I’ve been wanting for a long time – I will have novels out in two consecutive years: TWISTED in 2007, and the current WIP in 2008. And if I’m a really good girl, then next WIP out in 2009.

The new goal is to structure my writing schedule so that I don’t have to do quite as much work in the month of December. I’ll let you know how it goes.

I’m off to clean so we can decorate tomorrow. My heart is already thumping a little faster at the thought of bringing in the trees and hanging up the lights and the stockings and getting Bill to make eggnog and making rice pudding for the elves and wrap-wrap-wrapping, and and and and and ….

One last note of celebration. Everybody sing happy birthday to my friend and editor sdn!!!! She’s the Birthday Queen!

2 Replies to “Distant jingle of bells”

  1. Ahh I love Christmas time so much!! (And I love hearing about the kids coming in waves–back here at my house, I’m one of the brood that comes and goes haha)

    You certainly are writing up a storm! Congratulations!

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