It is time to return. I am finally in a place where I can read and comment on other members, so I am back to being part of the hop.
I hated to step out, but I also hated to hang on by my fingernails as I tried to survive a bit of personal turbulence. I still would have missed out on really supporting others with full participation!
So here is my take on the question for this month:December 7 question - It's holiday time! Are the holidays a time to catch up or fall behind on writer goals?
I would like to say this is a time to catch up. I am finally finishing up some professional certificate courses I was required to complete for my day job, so my evening/weekend times are about to be more open. On the flip side, I will be traveling to visit family, which means several days of getting nothing done (except devoting 100% of my time to family).
I will certainly get more writing done in the next month than I have in the past four months. So I would say I couldn't fall much further behind!
I look forward to reading many other author responses! Thanks for keeping my spot warm!
|RIP My Sweet Jiji|
02/2019 - 12/2022
We didn't have long enough!
|Now who will stare at me while I write? Silly kitty!|
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
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The awesome co-hosts for the December 7 posting of the IWSG are Joylene Nowell Butler, Chemist Ken, Natalie Aguirre, Nancy Gideon, and Cathrina Constantine!
Welcome back! Glad you are in a better place for writing now.ReplyDelete
Welcome Back. Glad to hear you're no longer hanging on by your fingernails. It's good to take a break and step back sometimes. Merry Christmas and Sorry to hear about your kitty.ReplyDelete
Sorry about Jiji. Enjoy the writing and time with family. Even if they don't happen at the same time!ReplyDelete
Welcome back! I am so sorry to see about your sweet kitty. I am also in a place where I am finishing up a degree and will be able to have a bit more writing time. I hope it works out for both of us!ReplyDelete
Welcome back. Sometimes breaks are needed. Sorry for the loss of your beloved pet. :( Those are always so hard. Enjoy time with your family. Happy holidays.ReplyDelete
"To thine own self be true" - a trite and true phrase. I hope that splendidly spiked eggnog, tons of family, friends, and fun - and stupendous presents help heal all. May the holiday spirit revive your soul -ReplyDelete
Welcome back, Steph. Family is the most important. Enjoy the holidays.ReplyDelete
I love your black kitty. Going home to Arkansas for Christmas?ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious cat Jiji. I love cats. We'd have so many over the years. Right now there are none, and I miss them badly. Merry Christmas, Steph!ReplyDelete
I'm so sad that you lost your beautiful kitty, Jiji. Our pets come into our lives and they never leave our hearts. It's great to see you back, Steph. Hanging on by your fingernails is never fun. May 2023 bring you happiness and fulfillment! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
I am so sorry about your pretty kitty. Glad you will have more time to write. Pretty sure I will be getting January's post in by the skin of my teeth, due to family obligations over the New Year. It's all good...as long as we get back to writing!ReplyDelete
So sorry about Jiti. I hope you have fun times with your family during the holidays and get a little time for your writing.ReplyDelete
Welcome back to IWSG. Sorry to hear of your "personal turbulence." Glad it's pretty much over. So sorry to hear of your "writing buddy" passing. Enjoy your holiday!ReplyDelete
I hope you had a lovely December with lots of writing and family time. Sorry about your kitty. :(ReplyDelete
I hope your December was full of writing and family. Sorry to hear about your kitty. :(ReplyDelete
Hope you will find 2023 more nurturing as you find your way back into your writing life. Sadly, my only kitties these days are virtual kitties. My cat Tiger used to jump on my student papers when he thought I had worked long enough, so know that your Jiti is still a part of your life in good memories ahead.ReplyDelete