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:~: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 :~:

Holiday Hibernation?

Has your laptop keyboard seen more of the screen than you have lately? (In other words, has it been closed more than open?)

Holidays, whether filled with joyous family or barely tolerable in laws (or even vice versa) are busy. Visits, dinners, parties, cooking, cleaning, shopping, decorating...it can be both exhilarating and exhausting.

I haven't been as sluggish with my writing this holiday season as I usually am. I attribute that to my new Alphasmart. Maybe because it's portability is working for me. Maybe because it's still a new toy I like to play with. Maybe because I've been working on breaking through my creativity blocks and pushing past the apprehension of writing new.

Whatever it is, I'm writing.

Has your holiday this year been hectic or harmonious? Productive or futile? Mine's been both hectic and productive. I can't say there's been anything harmonious about it, although I'm home for New Years with 4 days off. The bedroom-slash-office is going to get cleaned and organized even if it kills me...which it might.

Next week I'll talk about goals/resolutions for the coming year...put on your thinking caps so we can chat about it.

Wishing everyone a published new year. :-)



Blogger Linda Winfree said...

Holidays tend to be a great writing time for me because I'm out of school and those responsibilities fade a little. The DH gets annoyed because I write daily, even on Christmas Eve and last night, I was writing on Christmas night. Hey, the kids were playing video games. What else was I to do?

My Alphie is on its way, J -- can't wait. I'm hoping the portability will help some in the drafting stages (although I still want a FlyPen!).

8:16 AM  
Blogger Joan Swan said...

Very cool! Looking forward to see if you like it or not. Interesting how people either love it or ... not necessarily hate it, but that it doesn't work for them.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...

Okay, totally jealous of all the writing you two are doing. Christmas crazies, sick kids and chapter drama have kept me from the keyboard. I did get a lot of reading in though. Does that count?

J, glad to see you love your alphasmart so much!

5:26 PM  
Blogger Joan Swan said...

Uh...CRINGE...don't be too jealous. Today at work, the batteries fell out of my Alphie and I was busy with patients so I didn't put them back in right away......................................................................................................It reset itself and I lost about 10,000 words.



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