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Monday, December 22, 2008

December's Chill; Christmas Nears

As the end of the month approaches I am feeling extremely pressed for time. I had hoped to finish edits to my novel by the end of December, but that will be difficult. If necessary I will push my self-imposed deadline to mid-January; my focus, after all, is not how fast this is completed, but on the quality of the produced novel.

Christmas is nearly here. Just a few days away. Here in CT the weather is back to classic New England, just as I remember in my childhood days. We have several inches of heavy snow and ice to boot. These past couple days have made driving conditions slippery at best, and for that reason I have called out of work for tonight and tomorrow.

I'll say this for white weather: it puts me in the creative groove. Just looking at the Christmas tree lights makes me cozy and the cold outdoors only serve to draw me into the warm house.

If you will offer a prayer for me, I will appreciate it. I am trying to cram a lot down my calendar, so much that I feel sometimes I might choke. On the bright side: I know God has all things in His hands and my future really is not my own, but His. May it be His path I follow, rather than my own.

1 comment:

Pais Charos said...

You betcha!! And Merry Christmas!

WELCOME TO THE WRITING SITE OF SCOTT APPLETON

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.