Friday, December 23, 2005
Christmas Eve Eve
December 23rd. For all you procrastinators out there, time to hit the mall, bake those cookies, wrap those gifts and buy a tree at Lowe's for $5 (I actually did that once). For those of you that planned ahead, its hopefully time for you to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour. This is, of course, it you haven't been tapped for roasting a turkey, baking pies or playing hostess to 30 of your closest relatives (I'm sorry, LJ - call if you need rescuing, backup, or a pitcher or margaritas!).
To the few - and I do mean few - that were brave enough to add to their "to do" list last week's challenge of a page a day - I salute you. I'm certain everyone that participated feels great about what they've accomplished and to those caught up in the holiday whirl - it might have even offered a little retreat from family drama and other stress.
Myself, I've written 27 pages with three days to go until my official "assignment" ends. I will continue of course, although not necessarily under the watchful eye and whip of my playfriends. I feel really great myself, having written more in the last two weeks that I had managed in the last two months. I've broken 200 pages and will shortly be officially out of the muddled middle and into the sprint towards the finish line. Rumors of changes at HQ/SIL also have me excited and thinking perhaps I have procrastinated just long enough to do me some good!
I'll keep this short - places to go, people to see. Odds are, no one will come back to the blog this weekend, so I'll go ahead and wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Yuletide, etc., etc. Hopefully you'll pop in around the New Year with your writing resolutions and catch our fabulous series of Maven interviews along with our first official Writing Playground contest!
I almost forgot! I also wish a very happy birthday to our Maven Beverly - 29 and holding!
Posted by Andrea Laurence AKA Smarty Pants at 12/23/2005 12:07:00 AM