Tuesday, December 16, 2008

'Tis the Season

For what?

I want to know.

You tell me.

During this crazy month of December, 'tis the season for what when it comes to your writing and/or illustrating?

I mean, I don't know what it's like at your house, but at mine (on top of typical daily doings) it's been: at least one sick person at all times; Christmas decorations; a gazillion school projects for the kids; cookie baking; gatherings; and holiday tasks I've yet to accomplish (gifts and cards). Plus, it's freezing out there. Phew!

So, if your house is at all like mine, what does that mean for your work and how you feel about it?

Does it make you want to lock yourself away with your computer and get lost in your writing?

Curl up in front of the fire with a great book?

Completely focus on the holiday season and forget about writing for the month?

Eat lots of cookies and drink lots of Nog?

Now, spill! Not your Nog, but your thoughts. I want to know.


Vijaya said...

I pick curling up by the fire ... it really takes effort to slow down and take the time to rest and reflect upon the reason for the season.

Merry Christmas.

holly cupala said...

Your house sounds exactly like mine - I vote all of the above!

S R Wood said...

If I could somehow arrange to spend the entire month doing nothing but writing, reading, and drinking egg nog in front of the fire, I would!

It may be a good thing that I only have a few hours per week to write: it means I can't get sick of it. Meanwhile, what is cozier than a fire and egg nog? Except a fire and a cup of coffee.

Cuppa Jolie said...

Vijaya...I completely agree! It does take effort to slow down. I love to sit in front of the fire with a book, but I often feel guilty...but I shouldn't.

Go on everyone...read in front of the fire all ya want!

Holly and SR, doing it all sounds great. And I agree with SR, fire and coffee is the best match...or maybe a glass of wine...or a pomegranite martini...no, I'd pick coffee!

Michele Thornton said...

I get way too grumpy when I take time off from writing. But I'm saving my afternoons for playing, watching movies, visiting with my Mom...and wondering when will this stuff MELT??