Every year I say I will start to prepare for the holidays sooner so that I won’t fall behind in everything else in December as I race around trying to get everything done. Every year I fail to do this.
This year has been better than most. I did start early but only on a few things that didn’t really take the stress of December away. I was not as stressed as I didn’t have as much to get done.
The one thing that falls to the wayside in December is my writing. I never seem to have the time to sit down in front of the laptop and just lose myself in my story as it pours out of me. I miss it.
Writing is therapeutic for me. It gives me an escape from the craziness of my world and I get to go to a world of my own making where nobody can find me. Reading is an escape but writing is total immersion.
I love the holiday season and the way it brings out the best in people but at the same time I can’t wait for it to be over so that I can go back to my normal budget and time frame. I long for the evenings and weekends that I get to spend in front of my computer being a million miles away from my everyday life.
As the holiday season is coming to a close I find that I am more anxious this year than most to get the time in front of the computer. I am anxious to get the edits done so I an republish the best possible version of my current series and to start working on the last book in the trilogy while the first two go through edits and formatting.
I think it is very important to spend time with the people that mean the most to you all year and not just on the holidays so that time is always held sacred. The only time that I have to give up is the time to write. I have also found that if I try and write during those times it is never as good as I want it because I am distracted by all the things that I still need to do.
I hope everyone enjoys their holidays, spends plenty of time with their loved ones and take in all that the holidays offer. I will be doing this and ready to get back in the swing of things when it is all over. At least I have something to look forward to after the holidays are over!