Somehow, it’s mid-December. This year does feel especially Christmas-y, if only because the weather is decidedly wintry… and the sister of a school friend, whom I have not seen since I was twelve, volunteered to send me a Christmas pudding in the mail from Boston! I will have to steam it for another two hours on the day, she tells me, something I am quite happy to do.
It’s been a busy year for editing. I realize that I have copyedited or proofread at least 35 books, as well as my work for a bi-monthly local magazine, which continues. It hasn’t been a great year for my own writing, but that’s OK. Last year was. We can all use a break.
On the subject of breaks, I won’t be taking any more manuscripts till January. I hope to use the time off to clean and organize my home office, listen to scads of old voicemails, and think about the year ahead! 2020 is the Year of the Rat in Chinese astrology, not traditionally an auspicious one for me. But who knows, right?
Before I forget: The traditional annual Smashwords End of Year Sale starts on Christmas Day and continues through New Year’s Day. I’m proud to say that this time I’ll have ALL my novels for sale, along with ADHD memoir Connecting the Dots, at either 50% or 75% off. It’s a good opportunity to check out my backlist!