Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

May your holiday be filled with joy, cheer and enough merriness to see you through ringing in the New Year.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Favorite Time of the Year, Part II

This is my favorite time of year.  I love the cold(ish) weather, the short days and long winter nights, the music (schmaltzy, solemn and joyous), the lights and decorations, the family get-togethers, and the diabetic coma inducing food.  About the only thing I don't like is the shopping.  There's nothing joyous about crowded parking lots, mob-filled malls, maxxed out credit cards, and time spent wrapping gifts that'll be shoved into a dark closet until used for next year's white elephant gift exchange at work.

Bleh.

Work on The Reckoning Flames is progressing--slowly for now (so many distractions!), but I hope to pick up the pace in the new year.  January is going to be a very busy month.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Favorite Time of the Year

I'm back home after spending Thanksgiving with the folks, where I did nothing but eat, watch TV, read (I'm on book three in the Wheel of Time series) and sleep, with a little sightseeing and socializing thrown in on the side.  Good times spent with family is always, well, good, but having no computer access meant that I didn't write at all.  So now it's back to the grindstone with a vengeance, working to make up for ten days of lotus eating.

And to prepare for Christmas.

Ah, well.  Maybe I can crank it up after the new year.  Belated Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!