The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. It’s an opportunity to talk about doubts and fears you have conquered. To discuss your struggles and triumphs and to offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling.
December 7 question – It’s holiday time! Are the holidays a time to catch up or fall behind on writer goals?
Fall behind – definitely!
My festive season norm for decades has been uber busy, with many key family birthdays in November and December, as well as Christmas. I’ve always believed it was important they get properly celebrated, and don’t get lost in all the mistletoe and holly.
But, this year, my Christmas is going to be very different. My sole surviving parent has relocated to the US, and my daughter – who turns 40 today (how did that happen) – will be spending the festive season with her parents-in-law, who have the energy, fitness and space to help out with two very active grandchildren.
We’ll get together some time before or after, but it will be just me and Himself – at home together – for the day itself… and I’m really rather looking forward to it. No driving anywhere, getting to choose exactly what we want to eat and drink, doing the things we want to do (as much as not doing the other stuff). There will doubtless be festive phone/video calling, but I’m looking forward to a quiet time together.
Technically, I could spend time writing, but I’d rather lean in to this unexpectedly uninterrupted festive time at home – that is except for a stroll or two with cameras in the lovely Sussex countryside and the chilly English seaside.
However you choose to spend your holidays – may they make you happy 🙂
© Debra Carey, 2022