There’s something about the month of December that is just distracting. I’m not sure if it’s the holidays or the impending end of the year, or in my case the minor burnout after November.
Every year I start my Christmas shopping in October, that way the bulk of my list is taken care of before I hunker down for NaNoWriMo in November.
I didn’t do that this year.
Looking at the calendar I still can’t believe that Christmas is only 11 days away. I can’t help the little voice in the back of my head yelling “I’m not ready!” over and over as if it were a mantra it survived on. But it’s true, I am not ready for the holidays. This year between my extended families there will be three days of Christmas. My twins are loving the idea, no doubt about that. Me on the other hand, I’m still not ready.
I feel as if I am so far behind right now. There are only five gifts under our tree, not including what Santa will bring. That’s only two for each of my kids and one for my husband. How have I gotten so far behind this year?
Of course, I’m also working on finishing Stranded Moon right now, while I fight with a super case of procrastination and the world’s most distracting set of five year old twins. Oh the joys of children and this time of year.
I have high hopes for this month on top of all that. I love Christmas, there’s just something magical about watching your kids open presents on Christmas morning.
Stranded Moon is exciting as well, the plot is just coming to a point where things hit a fan and life is dramatically changed, followed by the new form of life at the end. It’s coming together, and I can’t wait to write “The End.”
I’m glad I was able to chat with you all for a little bit here, it’s always nice to rant and ramble every now and then. For now though, it’s time to get back to the story and keep chugging along on my way to 75k.
We’ll speak again soon,