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Thursday, December 04, 2008

 

Almost Time for Some Writing!

I don't know about all of you, but this time of year is intense. It's not the holiday shopping; that has already been done online. Likewise, it's not the weather, because when you live here, snow flurries and frozen-shut car doors, not unheard of in December.

It's the realization that the year is almost over. Not just by myself, granted. Rather, requests coming in for things that should have been done before, but had to get pushed to the back burner. For example, inquiries from book review editors poking to see if you're still alive...not literally, but thanks sir, I will get working on a proposal since it sounds like you could use my help. Slacker am I.

There's the guilt of not having finished other projects and rushing to do so before the year's end. Proofreading of manuscripts and lists of useful websites for people I volunteered to help and was making good progress on before.

Likewise, there is the realization that Fieldreport.com and many other writing contests (poetry, fiction, short story, etc.) have deadlines approaching final hours, days, and weeks. Too many fun things to do, too little time, but still want to try at least a couple, don't you?

However, there is the more pressing: end-of-the-semester. If you are an instructor, professor, or student, my heart goes out to you right now.

Just tell yourself what I, a college employee myself, am thinking. It's almost time for winter break, almost time to finish the proofreading and obligations, and get myself sitting with laptop in tow, because after all, it's almost time to have a few weeks off - to write! Happy holidays indeed!

2 Comments:

Blogger Ang said...

AMEN! I, too, am a college employee and we are working on our new Catalog and we are in early registration...HELP!

What is keeping me sane is the fact on the 23rd I am leaving out for Ohio (I live in Alabama) with my laptop and won't be home until the 28th. Love winter vacation.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Sending luck with that! In addition to writing, I'm really looking forward to more time to reading. Happy holidays and hope you have an enjoyable trip!

3:36 PM  

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