Monday, 30 November 2015

Full Speed to Christmas...

Only 25 days to go...

Despite saying last year I'd start my Christmas shopping and card writing early, I haven't.

Honestly, the last months creeps up on you, and you wake up one Monday morning (today) and realise the countdown to Christmas has begun!!!

Though every time I cross something off my to do list, another task gets added.

My shredder has stopped working- so I've got to chase up the manufacturer- as it's not a year old yet. But of course, it happens when there's old, old paperwork to be cleared out.

I have a final few things to do for Awards Night on Wednesday. There's competition entries to be returned to members, along with the comments from the judges. So I have to sort them out.

It's always pleasing to look around the meeting room and notice a writer motionless, their head bent over their manuscript reading the comments, while around them there's noise and movement that they're oblivious to. Then when they look up there's a smile of pleasant surprise, that even though they didn't win they can work on improving the piece.

Until the New Year I'll be posting weekly- as I need to fit in all those regular Christmas tasks over the next 3 weeks.

If you've been doing NaNoWriMo, congratulations. Even if you didn't reach the target amount by today, 30th November, you'll still have learnt a lot from it, and have a story with potential waiting to be discovered.

Right, I'm off to get on with that list... :D




6 comments:

  1. I love your description of the motionless writer :-) xx

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    1. Thanks, Teresa.
      I'm sure it all comes from being writers, we notice the things that are different from everything else, and our mind hones in on it. :)

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  2. I'm always amazed at the sudden rush of time taking us into December. I usually think I'me organised and then discover I'm not at all! Enjoy Awards Night - it's our Christmas party meeting at the writing group on Tuesday before we have a short break until January.

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary.

      Hope your group's party went well. It's a fun way to round of the year and look forward to the potential of the next one. :-)

      I'm always behind in the Christmas organisation...

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  3. I've learned from Nano - mainly that it isn't really for me! Still, I got a few words added to my total and I can do something different next November.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, Patsy.

      The important thing is to keep writing, whatever it may be. :-)

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