So how’s your Christmas shopping going? Are you about done, not even started? Don’t you hate that question, “Are you ready for Christmas” usually asked by the smug ones who are? (And were probably ready in July.)
This year I’m going especially crazy because my deadline for MARRYING MILLY is 1/15. I’ve done this before, shopping and deadlines at the same time, and each time I swear I’ll never let that happen again. But longer time to write the book means longer times between books, so that’s always what persuades me.
My days have assumed a rhythm (at least when I haven’t worked at the hospital the night before). Shop in the morning, write in the afternoon until supper time. I’m making steady progress on both fronts, but there’s still so much to do for both. And pretty soon I’m going to HAVE to start wrapping. I have two daughters, two sons-in-law, six grandkids, and a husband, and that’s a lot of wrapping. I guess I’ll do that in the evening….
How do you other savvy authors handle this?
Oh, by the way, I don’t want my blog always featuring my complaints about various businesses, but if you have to choose between ordering from Amazon online or Barnes and Noble, pick the latter. Their ordering procedures are much clearer, resulting in much less orders put through in spite of the fact you’ve decided to back out and not finalize the order. I’m just sayin’.