My apologies for writing so late. Medical appointments, asthma attacks aside it is truly a busy season. Hopefully the elves are scrambling and the reindeer are ready to go.
This year for Christmas I have a different sort of list. No tea-maker (thank you for last year’s) or adult coloring book. But let’s not leave out the material items altogether. Fill my WARA friends’ stockings with pens, paper, and all writerly gear. I imagine a few might wish for a new lap top or printer too.
More than these things I would like the gift of time to be generously served. There’s far too little for writing with jobs, husbands, children, pets, PTA’s etc etc. So please give the clock a push back not and then when the words are flowing.
Reawaken the child in us so that we can see the world with new, unjaded eyes. There is so much to wonder at and far too often we fail to see it and thus to describe it or give it a place in our writing.
Let everyone meet a goal and have at least a smidgeon of success. Persevering with writing is difficult with all the obstacles placed in our way, so give some hope to bolster the spirit and fire the mind.
Give everyone an extra dollop of communication. Let more information be distributed instead of little or no information. Please include long distance (and not so long but home-bound) members in what is going on in the group. In what is planned for the future.
May all of these be yours! Merry Christmas one and all!