I missed my post this week. Not just here, but over at get born too. Working at the Pantry, there’s no rest between the turkeys of Thanksgiving and the presents (or the presence!) of Christmas. Frankly, life’s just plain crazy these days.
So, here’s the thing: I think I have to take a break from the blog until the holidays (and my planned Christmas coma) are over. I’d rather get all the work done – properly – and have a smidgeon of breathing room rather than do a crappy job at everything. Oh, and be really cranky too. (Ask my family; that latter part’s important to them.)
A couple of notes:
- We’re still taking submissions at Fifth Wednesday, but the reading period for the spring issue closes December 15. If you have a good story, you might want to check out the submission guidelines and send it in.
- If you need some writing, editing, or proofreading done, I’m still talking jobs with potential clients, but I won’t start anything new till January 6. The Pantry goes back to being a part time gig then.
Most of all, enjoy the season. If you get a chance to write, throw on some Pandora music. They have a few great holiday stations – classical Christmas, jazz Christmas, and “quiet” Christmas – conducive to reading and writing and concentrating in general. I’ll be working on a piece of flash fiction; my writing group decided to do a prompt to see what we’ll all come up with. I’m looking forward to taking the time to do that. But first I have to make sure that about 550 children aren’t left off of Santa’s list just because their parents are having a tough time of it. Every kid big and small deserves a little Christmas…
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!