Lost & Found . . No, wait. It's still LOST by Reese Mobley

I absolutely love the holiday season which for me, begins the last week of September and runs all the way to the beginning of January.  During those months our family celebrates twelve birthdays, two anniversaries, four major holidays and countless parties.  All of which I'm lucky enough to cook, clean and bake for.  Not to mention shopping, wrapping, decorating, candy making, volunteering and still working my day job. 

My celebratory cup runneth over.

My writing cup runs dry. 

I know life is about making choices--writing included, but as a woman, I struggle with striking a balance while juggling so many balls.  I love all the hub-bub associated with the holidays, but I really miss my writing time too.  I make lists and start early.  I work late and still find it hard to concentrate on the lives of the fictional people I've created, while having to tackle a to-do list as long as my arm.  I envy my characters who, while never out of my thoughts, get to take some time off from solving their own personal conflicts and take it easy while I scramble about like one of Santa's elves. 

How do I find some extra time for writing?  Good question.  This year, I think I'll write a letter to Mrs. Claus instead of the Mister.  Maybe she'll have the answer.  After all, she is the reigning queen of the holidays.  She manages to do all of the above and still manage a household of hard-working men.  Yep, if there was ever anyone who could find some writing time for me, it would be her.  Keep your fingers crossed.  All may not be lost. 




Jessica Mobley said...

You don't worry about writing during the holidays mommy! You only need to worry about making candies and buying us gifts. :-) Lol, love you! You are amazing!

Rox Delaney said...

Fingers crossed that only good hectic visits! I have faith that you'll write when you can, but family and friends come first. :)

Reese Mobley said...

Jessie, I'm already on it. Candy coming your way soon. Love you too.

Reese Mobley said...

Rox, thanks for the reminder. I have a tendency to make things a little too hectic. Wouldn't have it any other way.

Pat Davids said...

Being around you feels like a holiday all year long.

All is not lost. I believe you have already written a story about the next Mrs. Clause. I'm sure she'll be happy to return a favor. She owes you one for hooking her up with a hunky young Mr. Clause.

Joan Vincent said...

I never thought about my characters having time off while I play at being Mrs. Claus. That gives me pause. I'll have to see what I can do about the slackers to the cause--including me. Thanks for the chuckles!

Melissa Robbins said...

And if you leave your characters in a great spot (kissing scene), they are only too happy to wait on you.

I try to write while riding in the car for hours and hours.