I'm feeling pretty happy today! Not only did I turn the novella in with 3 days to spare, but I managed to actually do a little Christmas shopping. Oh, not enough, that's for sure! I have much to do. But it was so nice to be able to leave the house, to actually wear makeup and put on real clothes, that it made me giddy.
But I've been cooped up in the house, slaving at the computer (while streaming Pandora Belly Dance radio, I might add!), and occasionally staring out the window wistfully. Getting out for something as exciting as a post office run and a trip to the mall was big news for me. 🙂
I know there could be novella revisions any day, but I'm forging ahead with my holiday cheer until then! Today, I have fudge to make for a party tonight. Tomorrow, I have my RWA chapter Christmas party in the morning, and a tour of homes with my mom in the afternoon. Lots of Christmas activities to get my spirit going! And it's cold in Alabama, like really really cold, which it typically isn't this time of year. While I don't appreciate cold, it does mean I get to wear my gorgeous German Loden coat to my events instead of a light jacket. Since my coat is red, it puts me in the holiday mood!
And now I'm going to go turn on the local radio station that plays Christmas music 24/7, start the fudge, and wrap a package or two to take to the PO later. Are you in the holiday mood? What sort of things get you in the spirit?
That red jacket would put me in the spirit. 😉
Have I told you how that color really isn’t a good one for you? It’s not flattering at all, and I’d be happy to take that fashion faux pas off your hands. ‘Cause I <3 you and only want you to look your best. I care. I really do.
No? Fine. ~sigh~ Keep your red coat.
However, I’ve decided that this is the year I’m going to buy the red boots I’ve always wanted. That has put me in the holiday spirit!
LOL! Always scheming to get my red coat. But this one isn’t the leather. You might not want this one. 😉
Heck yes, get those red boots! Red is an awesome color for coats and shoes.
Hi Lynn. Just wanted to say thanks for all your wise words on the I heart Presents blog re the writing competition entry. But boy oh boy is it getting ugly! Such a shame. Have a great Christmas! Take care. Caroline x
Hi, Caroline! Thanks for stopping by. I know you won’t let the controversy stop you from writing. 🙂 I’m sorry it’s gotten so heated, but I can understand the disappointment.
Thank you for the Christmas card, btw! I just received it this past week. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you and your family Lynn!
Thanks for your continued words of inspiration here and over at the I heart Presents site. Although Friday morning I was disappointed, by the evening I had worked up a new idea and have been working on that fast and furiously. I love it and see that the more I write the better and faster I get. And if that doesn’t work, I’ll try and try again. I’ve always loved Harlequin Presents and I’m not giving up no matter what.
Take care and enjoy temporary respite. I’m doing a gingerbread house and some holiday baking with my girls this afternoon.
Good for you, Gibb! That’s exactly right — get busy on another idea! You will get better with each story. It’s just the way it works!
Hope your gingerbread house turned out great! I have to try one of those someday. I never seem to get around to it, and I always want to. 🙂
oops! Was trying to say enjoy “your” temporary respite from editing/revising.