For a moment the thought, I must write a new Christmas picture book manuscript this year, danced into my ever-active writer’s brain like a sugar plum fairy.
Then I pulled the reins on the whole reindeer and sled. Wait. I still had two Christmas ideas from last year that I’m working on and need to finish and revise. Boy, what a relief.
Because this year is so different, difficult, and diverging, I’ve decided perhaps I should do the same as a writer. At least until the end of the year.
I’m already ahead of the game with two Christmas story manuscripts WIP (work-in-progress), so I will rest and enjoy Christmas. For me, Christmas still lasts through New Year’s Day.
That’s not to say I won’t jot down a holiday picture book idea or two, but that’s it! I promised myself.
Now off to read the original Christmas story from the Bible and watch holiday movies with yummy hot chocolate. A Blessed and Merry Christmas to all!
Your input: What distracts you most from Christmas? How do you simplify your Christmas celebration?