yep, next Tuesday in her blogging debut, Kensington editor Hilary Sares will join us here at The Write Life. She’s going to divulge the super secret goings-ons of New York publishing during the harried holiday season. Be sure to stop by, she will be commenting.
With that as my segue I can add my own tidbit of limited knowledge on this front. The holidays anywhere are crazy. We’ve talked about it here, how it affects our personal lives. Why should it be any different for business? Throw in the heightened stress levels, end of year meetings, number crunching, and the Norvo virus and you have a recipe for misery. My advice is, don’t stress the small stuff. If you can’t make the time, or lack the funds to purchase gifts for loved ones, tell them, they will understand. If they don’t? Shame shame shame on them. It’s simple really. We load ourselves up with the weight of stress. Who said you had to go out and run up the national debt? Who said you had to buy your kids every video game to go with the X Box they have to have to keep up with the other kids? I have been there and done that and stopped many years ago. I survived, and strangely enough, so did my kids.
Hubby asked me last night, “What do you want for Christmas?”
My standard reply ensued. “For it to be over.”
“No, seriously,” he said “What do you want?”
“You mean to tell me you won’t be upset Christmas morning with nothing to open while everyone else is opening gifts?”
“Nope, coz, I’m not buying them anything either.” Bwhahahahahah.
He thought I was kidding. I wasn’t. He is laid up, I have a book to write and a holiday schedule that is ridiculous. I have two days set aside for shopping. If it doesn’t happen then it won’t happen. Period. And I’m okay with it. And in the end, so too will everyone else.
So, there it is. Take what you get and be happy or go cry in your milk, and make sure I can’t hear you.
On a lighter note, I will be giving away a copy of Jasmine Haynes latest release, OPEN INVITATION next week! All you have to do is comment!
Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow and chat with Officer Friendly!