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Sunday, 23 December 2012

How Do You Cope With Christmas and Writing?

Quick question for the festive season - what do you all do when it comes to Christmas and writing? Do you just accept that with guests and visiting others, and a general propensity to over eat and then subsequently snooze at unusual times, that writing will take a back seat for a few days whilst you spend some quality and (hopefully!) peaceful, joyous times with family and friends? Or do you still endeavour to cram some in, even if that's at 2am when everyone else has gone to bed (or is still playing rather vile shoot-em-ups on a games console?) And if you don't manage to get some writing in, do you feel guilty about it?

I'd love to hear your views on this, and any tips you may have for squeezing writing in, and squeezing the guilt out when you just don't have the time or opportunity.
In the meantime, Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sunday Post

There's been a bit of a gap since the last post, and apologies for that. I've been pretty poorly with a stinker of a cold which is still hanging on and trying to decide whether to develop into a chest infection. The last week or so has been pretty much a washout in getting anything, writing or otherwise, done. Not ideal when I still have stuff to get ready for Christmas either.

So, today's is just a short post and puts the above into perspective. So, I'm a bit behind. Big deal. The horrors of the school shooting in the US this week are beyond anything I can write on here. I am not about to get political or religious. It's not about that, and I hope that those in charge finally see that those aren't the important issues here. This was not a one off. And something needs to be done. I only hope that something can.

Rest In Peace little children, and brave teachers. You did not deserve your fate.