It’s almost time! Almost time to put down the writing and reading…time to lay down cares from the previous months…time to enjoy the Christmas holiday with family and friends. I can’t believe it’s nearly here. This is my first Christmas EVER working past the 16th or so. I’ve been on a “school” schedule my whole life. Now that I’m working full-time from home (and LOVING my job), it is sort of fun working until the 21st! I’m pretty excited about the projects I’d like to finish this week. Since I’ve got quite a lot to do before “leaving” for Christmastime, here are some lovely links to feast your eyes upon!
Favorite Blog of the Week
>> Yawatta Hosby — This lovely lady is an amazing reading//writing blogger and she’s also participating in our Christmas Tale Blog Event! Be sure to check her out.
Favorite Posts and Articles of the Week
>> Christmas Memory #2 — //Yawatta Hosby // One of Yawatta’s responses for our Christmas Tale Blog Event!
>> Revelrey Christmas Giveaway — //Revelrey // Check out this gorgeous jewelry giveaway on one of my bestie’s site!
>> Book Updates: Emperor’s Edge Novella, Decrypted, and Beyond — // Lindsay Buroker // If you’ve been anxiously awaiting news of Lindsay Buroker’s progress on her current writing projects, here you are!
>> The Hobbit Cast Tells Us Desolation’s Best Bits! — //Middle-Earth News // Need I say more?
>> Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
>> Walking with Bilbo by Sarah Arthur
>> Forgotten God by Francis Chan
>> The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
>> The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
>> Works of Love by Søren Kierkegaard
>>The third novel in my Tales from Niflheim series!
>> The first novel from my Tales from Arata series! (details will follow closer to publication date)
>> Fennec Bunny — SO, SO CUTE (even if it is a photo-manipulation…)
Favorite Memory from the Week
>> Spending time with this lovely lady playing Dance Dance Revolution, enjoying a glass of wine, and talking the night away!
>> Christmas is only 6 days away, folks! WOWZA…
>> Desperately trying to get my Christmas handmades and gifts finished, wrapped, and ready for delivery!
Random Facts About My Writing and Reading Habits
>> My excitement about my writing comes in bursts. I always love my work, but some days, I’m more excited than others. Usually this excitement stems from any or all of the following: watching a great movie, watching a great TV show, reading a great book, hearing a great sermon (weird, but true), or just sitting and thinking deeply about my stories.
>> Not really about my personal writing habits, but so far, many people have told me that they love Silent Shades! WOOHOO!
>> I LOOOOVE reading on my Kindle, but I also still love reading print books, too. I usually alternate between an eBook and a print book at once.
>> If you’ve read Night Bells and would like to read more Tales from Niflheim, check out the sequel, Silent Shades! It’s available for Kindle, Nook, and in print. Check out the first chapter for free here.
>> Sponsor spots on Unearthing Words are a great way to spread the word about your blog! Large sponsors are featured in an interview of their own and medium sponsors are featured in a group post sometime during the month of their sponsorship. Right now, I have a Christmas sale going on! Check out my Advertising page if you’re interested.
Enjoy your Wednesday, everyone! Merry Christmas!