Here it is … just a few days before Christmas and I, for one, do not have everything ready. We were late in getting the tree up and decorated, late in getting all of the gifts purchased, and hell — I’m not even going to think about the wrapping of these said gifts.
However, I have to try to weigh that against what I have accomplished. At this point, most of the decorating is done, Christmas cards were written out and sent before the end of November, and a good portion of the gifts have been purchased and I just need a quiet moment to get them wrapped. Seems like either the hubby or the little darlin’ are always around when I’m trying to take care of that little task.
Not sure why its taking so long to get everything done. The general consensus is that Thanksgiving was late this year but I’m not sure I’m buying that. I get the feeling that procrastination had a lot to do with it in my case. That, and the fact takes me three times as long to do anything at the moment. I’m still using a walker and that tends to limit me in a lot of ways.
The writing has also taken a back seat to a lot of stuff. I really don’t know how full time writers find the time to get in their daily word count while juggling their everyday work load and then have that added interruption of the holiday preparations thrown in for good measure. I’m in awe.
I’m hoping everything will settle down with the new year. I have a book to revise … and then probably revise again before I can even think about handing it over to my agent.
What about you? Are you ready for the madness of the holiday season, or are you one of those people who’ve managed to get everything done … and then still have time to write?