Today I am trapped in a thorny tangle of structure, as I pull apart the first few chapters of Hills and Valleys in an attempt to get them into some sort of order. The book is written, the plot set, and I have a (self-imposed) deadline to get the MS to my editor. All sorted, right? Yes, except for the fact that I cannot get the first few chapters to read as I would wish, hence the de-tangling exercise.
Plus there is a tumble of ironing to be done, a plethora of presents to be wrapped and the myriad other responsibilities that make up my day. So this blog post will be short, yet (hopefully) still sweet. In an attempt to deflect you from my literary shortcomings, may I lead you to a few other places in the blogosphere, all of whom are offering some festive goodness? In the meanwhile I shall shuffle papers and mainline spiced almonds in an attempt to find order.
Ali Isaac is weaving legend and history to tell us about the Five Sacred Evergreens of Christmas
Mick Canning is sharing a Christmas story with a twist 😉
Sally Cronin’s Christmas Grotto is full of all kinds of books and gifts,
Hugh over at Hugh’s Views and News is having a charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge
Marjorie at Kyrosmagica has found her Christmas spirit while working in retail
And Sue over at The Daily Echo has a post (via Barb Taub) about completely impractical gifts for writers
So there you go. Happy Tuesday all! I’ll see you tomorrow for my Wednesday Wander.