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Friday, December 25, 2015

What your favorite Christmas movie tells me about you:

What your favorite Christmas movie tells me about you:

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – If this is your favorite holiday movie, you are a deeply nostalgic person who wishes they were living fifty or a hundred years ago. You hold an appreciation for family, and making the holidays center on meaningful interactions, but in reality, you have trouble sticking to your guns in implementing these things.

ELF – You tend to live your whole life a little on the childish side, which can be a breath of fresh air for the people around you (or it can be a self-centered greed-fest if you’re not careful!)

HOME ALONE (1,2,3,or 4) – Well, first of all, if you rated the fourth one above any other Christmas movie, there’s something wrong with you. But if you chose one of the first three, you are a person with a strong independent streak and possibly a secret devious side. You are more capable than even you, yourself, realize. Of course independence and a devious side could lead to some fairly dangerous situations (ones your family and friends may need to worry about).

THE GRINCH – Somehow you always seem to vacillate between  the consumerism of the season, and guilt about those tendencies. You have hope for the future, though! One Christmas, your heart will surely grow three sizes and the beast of dissatisfaction that visits you each year will get squished out by the surge.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL / SCROOGED – First of all, if either of these is your favorite holiday movie, you should DEFINITELY pick up a copy of my new novel, A CHRISTMAS KERRIL! But sales-pitches aside, if you enjoyed these movies, you’re likely a person who enjoys control and making decisions. However, you crave reminders to do the right thing. Perhaps you doubt your ability to make the best decisions, and so you’re always on the lookout for good advisers who you can trust.

THE SANTA CLAUSE (1,2, or 3) – You have a deep-seated dream that if you suddenly became all-powerful, it would solve all of your emotional inadequacies. That, or you want to hold onto a childish belief in a North Pole designed by Disney.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hello, Hello!

It's been a long time since I've blogged, and mostly that is because I have been pouring out words elsewhere lately. I'm still working away at my Nanowrimo project, which is well over 100,000 words now, but I'm hoping will break nicely into two books eventually. I'm still really enjoying the writing of it, but I'm finding now that November has passed, it is more difficult for both me and my family to keep my writing time as a priority. So I'm still plugging away, but progress is definitely slower. I'm still loving writing the book, though, and often skip any time I may have for reading these days and want to write instead, which is a nice feeling, especially this far into a book.

For many people, I know December marks one of the busiest times of the year, but for me several things that were keeping me busy through the last few months have actually come to a close. I hope this is a month where I'll be able to catch up a little and get organized.

Other than writing a new novel and a half, I have been quite busy working on different movie and TV sets. It's a lot of fun, but also has its down points - such as not knowing where and when I'll be needed on set, or wardrobe requirements, until late the night before. Also I've been doing a lot of outside work in the cold, rainy weather. Brrrrrr!

We've also had a variety of house guests and I've been working hard to organize a huge homeschool co-op for the spring (as well as tying up the first term in my son's homeschooling efforts).

Oh yeah, and I had a book come out in October.

Like I said, it's been a busy season!

But I'm not complaining. This is all very good stuff, and I'm so very blessed to have the life I have. I just wanted to drop a note to say hello, and catch up with anyone who still might read my blog. *Yells hello into the void*,

If you're out there and listening, what have you been reading or writing or doing with your time? What have been the recent challenges and successes in your world?