It seems like I just sat down to write my Hello December post and here we are three weeks into the month. It’s a busy time for everyone, myself included. Knowing that I’ll be off of work for twelve days, at the end of the month, means that I have to pack four weeks worth of work into two and a half weeks and since my oldest son turns thirteen in a couples days, I’ve got birthday shopping/party(cake and dinner at home) to do on top of finishing up my Christmas shopping. As of today, I have only purchased four gifts, all of which were ordered online.
My family, some friends, and co-workers also sponsor a local boys home for Christmas gifts each year. Normally we do one cottage of approximately 13 boys, but my sister and her husband, who financially back the biggest portion of this task, decided this year we would take on the entire home. We are supplying gifts and stockings to a total of 36 boys, ages 8-18. Last Sunday was spent organizing what we already have and I’ll spend this Sunday getting the stockings ready so that they can be delivered on the 23rd. By the time Christmas Eve at my in-laws rolls around, I’ll be exhausted, but like I said, I’ll have plenty of time to rest at the end of the month.
With everything going on, I haven’t actually sat down and written a post in weeks and I probably won’t get around to writing anymore until the end of the year. I have some bookie things still going on. Pure Jonel is hosting a giveaway of one print copy and one digital copy of Drive Me Sane beginning today and running through the 31st. I’ll also be on her blog December 25th talking about things I love. FYI, I’m sharing my super, easy and favorite white chocolate fudge recipe, so be sure to stop by and say hello. InD’Tale Magazine also featured their review of Drive Me Sane in their holiday edition. I’ll post that soon.
In the meantime, I’ve been critiquing and beta reading for two other authors. So far, I have only scanned my NaNo project, hoping that a few of the hangups, I know it has, will work themselves out. I’m excited to finally dive back into it while I’m off on Christmas break. An author I met on NaNo looked at the first three chapters and gave me some positive feedback with some areas to develope. I’m also hoping another author friend is still open to taking a look and critiqueing it with me after the first of the year.
So, yes like everyone, Tis’ The Season to be busy, but I’m trying to take it as it comes.
I’m over the moon today after reading Pure Jonel’s 5 Star review of Drive Me Sane. Be sure to stop by and enter the giveaway for a signed print copy and digital copy beginning today through December 31st! And if your needing a quick dessert to make on Christmas Day, check back in for that fudge recipe- no cooking required!Had a blast at Natural Bridge State Park last weekend. Thanks to all who stopped by!