"Christmas time is here. Time for joy and cheer.*" And, if you're a writer, musing 'when can I steal some time to work on a couple short stories?' Sad, or crazy as that sounds, that's what's running through my head. Not the presents, not the ham (swe, not church, even. It's: how much writing time can I steal?
The desire to write burns in me just as bright as it did when I caught fire years ago. And, I know it's not Thanksgiving, but I'm thankful for that. But there's more to life than writing. There's...life. And it's important to remember that. Yes, keep writing, every day. Keep that as a priority. But not your only priority.
Eat, spend time with your family, don't let the holiday slip by with your head down over a manuscript. It will be there, later. But the holiday and those moments you share with your loved ones, you only get so many of those. Love your friends and miss them when they go*.
*Charlie Brown Christmas
**George Plimpton via Jonathan Coulton