Happy 1st Wednesday in December. It’s time for Insecure Writers Support Group. The purpose is to share and encourage. We can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Where did November go? In fact, what happened to 2014? I had such great plans. Yet for the past 3 weeks I've written zip. Okay, zip on my WIP, a sci-fi romance--the 3rd in my Outer Rim series. I've written blogs but that doesn't count since I wrote them in advance. I can attribute the lack of writing to my son. He and his new wife invited us to Arizona for Thanksgiving. Who in their right mind wouldn't leave 14" of snow in Michigan for 85 degrees in Phoenix? We had a great visit. I got to go with my DIL to her doctor's appointment and heard Baby Girl's heartbeat. What a thrill. Definitely makes up for not writing.
The problem is getting back into the routine. There's so much to do for the next 22 days. A house to clean then decorate, gifts to buy and wrap. I promise myself every year to start picking up gifts throughout the year. I don't. I'll probably do most of my shopping online. Yeah, I know I missed Cyber Monday. I feel about that day the way I feel about Black Friday. Not joining the chaos.
If I was organized, I'd set aside a certain amount of time each day for each task. I'd make a checklist and, like Santa, check it twice to make sure I haven't forgotten anything. Good plan. Doing it is the problem.
Have fun, everyone, preparing for the holidays and I'll try to remember why we celebrate. To get you in the mood, check out The Roses of Prose Holiday Anthology "The Santa Suit Chronicles." All December, we feature FREE short stories.
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