Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happy Holidays

You know how I said that I was going to NaNoWriMo this year? Yeah, that didn't happen because I got sick the first week. If you fall behind the first week...well... :/

I'm going to just make an attempt to continue dabbling at my project for a bit. I'll see where it takes me.

This is a tiny, short, not so fun update. Mostly it's just me reminding myself of my failure to NaNoWriMo this year- it helps to have these kinds of goals and failures in writing somewhere because it serves as a reminder to myself how I need to stick to my goals and make time to write if I am serious about improving my writing skills.

A side note: I started listening to Christmas music right after Halloween. As in November 1. When most stores are just starting to put up their Christmas stuff. I know some people say it's too early and some folks are with me. I'm curious as to why that is. Most of the naysayers say that it's because Thanksgiving hasn't even come around yet. To me, Christmas music is more than just about Christmas. It's about the holidays. And the holiday season really starts right after Halloween when the harvest season is coming to a close, everyone is using up those last few apples to make apple pies and turnovers and streudels, and the hot chocolate and peppermints come out.

The thing about waiting for Thanksgiving is that Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of the month, which is usually the last Thursday of November. Suddenly it's December with lots of frantic Christmas shopping, purchasing of boxes to mail packages to loved ones who are out of state or country, and everyone is listening to Christmas music nonstop to get their fill. I don't like to rush the holidays. I want to remember each cold morning, every pot of mulled wine or cider, each bowl of stew and chili and warm cookies and pastries out of the oven.

What it all boils down to is that YEAH, I like Christmas music. I listen to it early because I enjoy it. I listen to it early because I love the holidays and I don't mind starting that holiday feeling earlier than everyone else. If you don't mind waiting until December to start listening then that's fine. But don't expect me to do the same.

Happy Holidays

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