Holiday Time

ACHR1046-christmas-eve_900pxWell, once again it’s the holidays and once again, I feel like I was caught off guard by them.  It’s not like I didn’t have warning.  There’s been Christmas decorations and Christmas music inundating the malls and grocery stores since the day after Halloween.  I should have known that this was coming.

But then again, up until last week, I was on a pretty intense deadline.  It’s for a very different kind of book, and one that I’m incredibly excited for, but it was a challenge to write — especially trying to squeeze it in before the end of the year.  So now, I’m finally coming out of my deadline exhaustion and starting to feel like a human being again, so now I can finally start noticing the holiday surrounding me.

And I do mean SURROUNDING me.  Christmas cards are coming in the mail.  Invitations to holiday parties and secret santa gifts to buy.  My cookie recipe book needs to be brushed off.  Travel plans solidified.  Family to shop for and what on earth do you get a ten-year-old boy?

In the midst of all this madness, its easy to forget what the holiday really means.  It’s tradition, and togetherness, and being appreciative of the people in your life.  Egg nog and warm fireplaces are a bonus, but incidental in the grand scheme of things.

So in that spirit, I say thank you.  Thank you all for reading my stories, for coming here on the rare occasions I post a blog, thank you for saying hi on Twitter and Facebook, and thank you for letting me be a part of your lives.  And may you all have a wonderful holiday season, and get ready for a fabulous book-filled (I’ll have 2 coming out, at least!) 2014!

Happy Reading everyone!

Kate

p.s.  to get into the holiday spirit, don’t forget about my FREE Christmas anthology, A Grosvenor Square Christmas — written with the estimable Shana Galen, Vanessa Kelly, and Anna Campbell.  Also, if you want to read more by us, enter my contest — the grand prize is a book from each authoress!