It’s the day after Christmas and all is calm. The hubby and son have headed to the lake to fish out the day. I’m sitting watching Hallmark Christmas Romances and sipping coffee. It’s peaceful and serene as I sit here with a crackling fire and the Christmas tree twinkling beside me. I know the tree has to come down, but it’s always sad to see it. I love Christmas, but I do love the moments after everything is put back right and things are back to normal.
But for the Accountant in me, this is the calm before the storm. When I head back to the office after the first of the year it will be crazy as year ends are calculated, paperwork is sorted, tax files are put together, W-2’s are printed and the list goes on, but I love the rush and craziness. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true.
The writer in me is hard at work with a deadline coming up really soon. I plan on writing away my days off which is fine with me. As I fill out the story of Ridge Cauthen I have to smile. He’s such a hard man with a soft core, but he struggles with nightmares and the memories of everything he’s seen in the last seven years. Always the toughest of the siblings, he’s turned hard edged and even harder to get close to. For me he’s put a challenge in front of me and I’m enjoying it. Most of my main characters are loving and a little softer hearted, but Ridge totally blows that away.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and also hope you were able to take some time for yourself.
As always, good writing and May God Bless You…
6 thoughts on “The day after Christmas and all was…”
You got me with the crackling fire and twinkling tree. Here I am on the other side of the world, under the air conditioner with a glass of champagne in hand – beating off the heat.
Looking forward to going to your new bookstore signing when you give all the details and meeting you…
Thanks Cynthia. I’ll be posting the date and time as soon as I get it.
Fantastic blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers?
I’m planning to start my own website soon but
I’m a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a
free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices
out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any ideas?
WordPress offers a great platform to start with. That’s where I got my start. If you decide on a paid platform give my company Horseshoe Publishing a try for help with that. Good luck!