It's Christmas Day! Many of you are awash in gift wrap, opening up your pants' top button after a big meal, or cozying up on the couch where you plan to dive into a great novel.
Even if Christmas isn't your style, you've likely had some celebration this time of year ... and struggled to get the writing done. But that's okay! You'll get back to it soon.
In the meantime, whatever holiday you're celebrating this season, we are taking this moment to wish you all the best from the Writers in the Storm team.
My wish for you this holiday season is a bright light to shine the way to your next big ideas. May the muse bless you with boundless creativity and may you be energized by the love and support of the people in your life.
My wish for the readers this holiday season is to have the vision of a hunter in an outhouse at night, the courage of a paratrooper jumping over a cactus patch, the tenacity of an octopus escaping an aquarium (again), and the success of baby taking its first step.
May you feel proud of how far you've come in your writing journey, whether baby steps or big leaps; gratitude for both your successes and failures, which have molded and made you the strong writer you are; and the love and support of good friends and family. Oh, and may you get that last piece of pie! You deserve it.
I wish you a wonderful holiday filled with people you love. And I wish you peace. Peace has been in short supply for many of us over the last year. For some, that might mean more time unplugging. For others, more reading and free time. More time to exercise and take care of you, perhaps? I hope you get whatever helps you feel renewed as we move into the new year!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season full of joy, hope, and the spirit of giving — enough to last the year through.
Do you have a Christmas wish you'd like to share? We really really hope it comes true!