Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Before the Season

I never do any Christmas decorating before the first weekend in December. So that means I'll start tomorrow or maybe Sunday. The tree won't go up until a few days before Christmas when my daughter is home to help. Shopping ... not really started. And most will be done online.

Tomorrow I'll be enjoying myself at my local writers' group holiday party. Mostly a lot of eating, laughing and just enjoying each other's company. The rest of the weekend and the start of next week will be filled with edits from my new publisher, Musa, who will be releasing my previously publishing titles from the series, The Futhark Chronicles. Book one is coming out in February.

Some wisdom from the Old Farmer's Almanac:

It is unlucky to say "wolf" in December.

"Don't talk about yourself. It will done when you leave." Wilson Mizner

Hopefully, you've downloaded your free copy of The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond already. If not, what are you waiting for? Thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who gave the book a shout-out.

The Tolkien quote today is one I'm keeping at the forefront of my thoughts as I consider all the things I need to accomplish in the next few weeks including working on my newest book.

"It's the job that's never started that takes the longest to finish." J.R.R. Tolkien

Don't forget Sunday is Pearl Harbor Day. Though it was well before my time, my father and all my uncles enlisted shortly after that day. Our family was fortunate that they all came home but so many of that generation did not.

Hope you have a great weekend. Did you get THE guide to writing this week? Have you said 'wolf' this month yet? Have a job that you're putting off? Did you decorate for Christmas yet or start shopping?


  1. have fun at the writer's group and bring me back some food, eh??

  2. Hi Susan - good quotes - I agree. Excellent you'll wait to get the tree organised when your daughter is back home - that will be fun.

    Shopping and preparing - they all take time .. enjoy the relaxation with your writerly friends ... sounds a good way to start the Christmas season .. cheers Hilary

  3. Enjoy the party. We're all decorated and all the shopping has been done.

  4. Shopping is done here and I don't decorate as I go to the other sea, so no need. Have fun at the party.

  5. Really hard not to say wolf when it's your last name - LOL!

  6. Yes, I got the guide! And yes, I like that Tolkien quote . . . it's so true. I have so many unfinished jobs that really haven't gotten off the ground. My oldest started our Christmas decorating by pulling out our tiny Christmas village. Today, we plan to haul out our tiny advent candle wreath (a few days late, but we still like the light), and then . . . we may tackle the tree idea this weekend.
    Best wishes on all your projects!
    I'm definitely going to remember Pearl Harbor Day.

  7. Planning on some decorating this weekend. We've had some of the kids' presents for months but still loads to get!

    Best of luck with your upcoming edits and release.

  8. I hope it's not unlucky to type "wolf" :). Seriously though, that's an interesting tidbit. I wonder where it came from (I mean before the Farmer's Almanac).

  9. Most of my Christmas preparations are done. We'll be getting our tree this weekend and having dinner with friends before they go off to visit family. I did get THE guide! :) Have a lovely weekend.

  10. Ooh, love that Tolkien quote. Definitely need to keep that in mind when staring at my to-do list, haha!

    Also, hope you had fun at the holiday party! :)