Holidays Are Upon Us

December 23, 2016

Well, I had a wonderful Yule with some of my family and my boyfriend, and tomorrow we intend to surprise my Nana and Papa with a visit for Christmas.  My mom was a champ and got me a whole stack full of books.  Which is perfect, considering I still need to read 11 books to make my reading goal on Goodreads.  (If I fail, it's okay.  But I have thin, tiny little back-up books to make sure that doesn't happen.  Even if I'm not interested in them.)


Next year, I don't think I'm going to do a reading goal.  Probably because I'm at a point where I want to go back and start working on project rewrites again.  Lately I've been reading books with intricate World Building and interesting plot twists and it's making me ambitious because I know which stories require what amount of work.  Rewrites are hard, because I love most of what I've already written, but once you make the decision that something doesn't work, there's no possibility of saying 'well, it's good enough as it is; we'll just polish it a little and release it.'  I've made that mistake before, and I won't let it happen again.  So rewrites are in order.


First, however, I have to finish the PMC and the book following.  (Working title: Believe Everything.)  BE (as it is affectionately known) will be the introductory book to Vassel.  And boy is it going to take a lot of work to make it worthy of that honor.  As it is, I've started it.  I know a lot of major plot points, and I know how it ends.  That does not make any of this easier.  At all.  Period.


Anyway, funny story: I decorated for Yule/Christmas this year.  On the 21st, we opened our presents and I was happy.  The next day, my brother plugged in the lights in the dining room and I walked out of my room and was surprised, thinking to myself "The holiday is over, why are the lights on?"  Then I remembered.  Not all of the holidays were over.  I'm a bit of a duh.  To be fair, though, new house means I get to celebrate MY holidays, and once mine was over, I kind of forgot for a minute that the other existed.  My bad.


Also, I am a huge, huge procrastinator, which means all of the presents I sent out ... didn't leave until the 20th.  My apologies to everyone relying on me to make that deadline.  It never happens.  I'm terrible.


Well, I think that's it for this little life update.  As you know, I took a week off from posting following the release of Valerian.  After the feverish writing sprints of NaNo, I thought a break was called for.  But alas, now I must get Hawthorn finished and move on to the editing portion of that endeavor.


Blessed Be and Happy Holidays everyone!





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