Christmas for Halloween, and Other Writery Adventures

But first, a picture of my cats, because they’re adorable.


These past two years have been, without a doubt, very strange. This year in particular has been personally problematic, but all told everything is just…bizarre. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look to be getting any better any time soon, though I do hope that things settle into some sort of normal, even if the disease doesn’t go away. To that end, I decided not to do any holiday travel this year, since I had a feeling that everything was going to be hectic. However, I haven’t seen my family for a couple of years, so I wanted to go out.

My solution?

I’m going to visit family in Colorado for Halloween. And we’re doing Christmas.

Yep. I’m going to mix my holidays.

I try to plan out my Christmas presents early, anyways, since I like to make things and making things takes time. Luckily for me, I had just finished up my present (can’t tell you, in case this is read before the giving) and was all set to wrap it and put it in the closet until mailing it out. Instead, I’ll just give the present early while also wearing my Halloween costume. (Okay, not really, since I don’t do much for Halloween.)

It feels very strange to be doing the holiday activities almost two months early. But here we are. I’m going out for just under two weeks. I will be going to the local bookstore there (one of the best I’ve ever been to, on this continent), cooking all the foods (and eating chocolate, my concession to Halloween), and other activities. I’ll spend time with family, I’ll spoil the cats there immensely, and I’ll be doing work.



My writer brain never turns off, ever, so it feels very strange to not write for two weeks. I may not write every day, as I am wont to do during my usual schedule, but I will certainly be spending time writing. I have two projects not related to my romance novel, Between Song and Sea, that I’m working on. I want to finish one of them before starting on BSAS, but my desire to work on that story may win out over practical scheduling. Ah, the dilemma of executive function versus writer brain just taking over.

These next couple of weeks will be quite the adventure. I’ve not travelled in a good long while and I don’t really know what to expect. But, then, that’s what makes wandering so interesting.