I had my kids and grandkids over last Sunday for Christmas at my place. They all had other commitments up to the 25th, so December 14th it was. I spent a few days unwinding after NaNoWriMo, and then threw myself into cleaning, decorating, shopping, and baking. We do a food exchange: jars of jams and jellies and dry mixes from my daughter, tins of cookies from my son, tourtiere from me. I baked the turkey surprise, as well as mashed potatoes and peas/corn. My kids brought a sweet potato casserole, a cauliflower dish, and a spice cake. All cooperated to prepare, serve, and clean up, which was nice. Then we did stockings. Santa brings those early and makes sure most of the things inside are practical. Except for the three kids of course.
So, now I'm done with Christmas, at least officially, I'm free for the next couple of weeks to watch PC TV, go for walks, visit my cafes and pubs, or just read. In January it's back to work. I need to edit book #2, give the other three drafts a quick review, and find an agent/publisher. And tune up, add to, and publish my short stories. And learn more about writing, whether it be from books, online, courses, or critique groups.
I'll be doing a plan.
Status for past two weeks:
- Publishing/Writing - On hold for a bit.
- Reading - Our next bookclub choice is Sycamore Row, by John Grisham. I really liked it, and finished at 4:30 am. last night. I've also read Fluency, an ebook recommended by a friend, and Medieval Society. I've ordered a few more books too. Some favorites I want in my library, some are new ones. My TBR shelves are getting full.
- Other - I'm now watching Season 2 of Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and several episodes of the new season of The Newsroom.