Fa-la-la-la-la…NO. My Christmas plans probably won’t have any resemblance to yours, but that’s fine with me. There’s no tree here, but there are a few gifts scattered around the house. I think it’s safe to say I’ll be enjoying some time off from work, but beyond that, I will schedule some writing time. Yes, you read that correctly—writing time! I have a novel that’s been “in progress” for a few years now, and I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like it’s time to wrap it up.
It started as the germ of an idea after I moved from Mexico back to the United States. Wanting to chronicle our “adventures” (and a few misadventures), I put pen to paper, then words on a computer document. I even managed to take part in NaNoWriMo a time or two. Bit by bit, progress was made. A few hundred words at a time. Slow, but advancing, right? There’s no set word count I need; I figure I’ll know when it’s done. For those interested, however, I can say I have over 12,000 words, and the title is White Skin, Mexican Heart. There are still so many mini-stories to tell!
I have spent a lot of “home time” contemplating writing, but every time I would sit down to write a few lines, something would distract me from my purpose. Daily living leaves little time for writing, as many of you know. That’s why I am making time. Santa Claus will understand, I’m sure. If he really believes I’ve been good this year, he can bring me a new laptop! 🙂