It’s CRAZY time!

Christmas Cookies Cooling on Cookie Sheet ca. 2003

We are about to get into the craziest time of year, for us at least. Along with Christmas, Mr Z also has his birthday on December 18. It is also the end of the year for us in Australia and there are Christmas concerts, work Christmas parties, break up gatherings for different activities, and any number of other events for the end of the year.

Add to this editing book 2 in the Green Oaks Primary School series, a picture book, writing stories for different Christmas competitions, and promoting Swallow Me, NOW!, it all adds up to crazy time!

To help get through this, I’ve learned to say no to things. There are a few events that we’re not going to, I’m not setting unrealistic deadlines for editing (leaving a lot of it until we have our January holiday), and not entering every competition that comes my way, only the ones that I can do.

It’s tempting to try and fit everything in, but the reality is that I only have a certain number of hours to get everything done, in between working and getting the kids to their activities, so writing takes a slightly lower priority at this time of year.

I am looking forward to the January break, when writing will take a higher priority once more.

PS, If you’re looking for a great Christmas gift, Swallow Me, NOW! fits nicely under the Christmas tree…

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover
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