Reasons Why Christmas Is Great For Writers

magical christmas

If you’re a writer, especially if you write fantasy of any kind, Christmas season is a wonderful time of the year.

 

1. Magic is in the air: there’s something about this particular holiday (out of all holidays) that no matter where you go, you can sense magic in everything. And for the creative souls, the magical feel tends to be extra strong.

2. You’re already a kid-at-heart: with holiday cartoons and movies and music galore, and don’t forget all the yummy sweets that accompany Christmas…how can you not feel like a kid again?

3. Christmas tends to re-awaken the muse: I can only attest this to be true for me.  I love the idea of a man and his elves and reindeer residing in a magical place where we can’t see…as a child I envisioned this place as a beautiful haven in a world that was too focused on “reality.”

 

What about you?  What does Christmas means to you as a writer?

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A Writer’s Rant For the Holidays

You’re a writer, right?

I have a question for you.

Do your family and friends know you’re a writer yet they still either have no idea what to get you for Christmas (or birthdays) or they give you only non-writing gifts?

How hard is it really to buy for writers?

Okay, I’m done.

 

A Slow Journey

I’m currently sitting at 10,013 words and it’s already more than halfway through the month.  I’ve only managed to write a few words each day, but  I’m writing.  No, I may not get to that magic number by the 30th; however, my goal is now to complete this draft by no later than Christmas.  A reasonable goal I believe and at least the journey for Snow Blood continues.

How are you doing with your writing?

Some Christmas Thoughts

   It’s during this time of the year when I miss living in the Adirondacks the most where there’s almost always snow for Christmas.   I’ve lived in the south for almost 12 years now and I still can’t get used to the “winters” down here.  You’d think I end up liking the warmer weather, but truthfully, I miss those cold, sweater days and the snow crunching under my boots.  Am I nuts?  Most likely. 🙂  I guess I will always be a northerner.

Have took the next several days off to enjoy the holiday; and today, I hope to get all my wrapping done.   My nine-year old still believes in Santa so this makes Christmas magical for me; at least for another year.

I can’t imagine life without my son.

Events that took place last week have made me take pause in my crazy life to really appreciate my family.  I’m sure parents across the country have been hugging their little ones a little bit tighter, and more often.

Christmas will have an extra special meaning this year, and for various reasons.

God bless each one of us, and have a merry and safe holiday season.

Tidbits

Christmas season is upon us and I’m not ready for it.  Could I have another month, please?

I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo this month; so far I’m hovering right around the 30,000 mark.  I hope to get some writing in over the weekend, but it’s been a real struggle.   I have excuses, but they sound quite lame so I won’t spout them here.  The final week has arrived and I highly doubt I’ll make it to 50,000 this year.  Yeah, I’m feeling a mite disappointed.  Will this make me stop writing the current story?  I may want to, but this story’s determined to be told so I fear I won’t have much choice but to finish it (whether it takes me a few more weeks, or even months).

So, here’s to another unproductive weekend (as far as writing goes).  Now, where is that pen?