I'm sure you've noticed the low activity level here. Originally, I was going to do a thing or two during December--a holiday lyrics contest and probably a small, in-house critique session.
It felt to just let it all go and give myself a bit of relief from the pressure. I've been running this blog for a long time (it'll be 8 years in April!), and eventually I'm going to plan an end game. The archives here are a rich resource for anyone who wants to spend time reading critique in order to sharpen his own writing (and critique) skills. So when this blog finally goes away, its treasures-of-the-past will remain, and will hopefully continue to help and inspire writers old and new.
Anyway. December needed to just be...December. Finished the latest round of edits, took on a couple of editing projects, decided to focus on Christmas. And my husband. And possibly the shiny, new "book 2" I'm planning. (You know what I mean--the fun stage where you're not actually plotting yet, but you're considering all the possibilities.)
Thanks for understanding. Hope you're finding joy in your daily writing. (Notice I said daily. That might not be true for you, so substitute something like regular or scheduled there. Because writers WRITE!) I promise we'll get back into the critique in January. That's always been the crux of this blog, after all--a focus on critique for the betterment of our craft. We're not flashy, but we get it done!
Sending December hugs and something steamy in a cup. Or frothy in a mug. Or sparkly in a fluted glass. Your choice! :)