Christmas is coming!

December 7, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Christmas copyI love Christmas. It’s a time of year I always enjoy. I know that, for some people, Christmas can be a lonely time and a time filled with sad memories. My heart breaks for those who feel that way. For me, even now, it’s a time of joy and fun. I love not only what Christmas represents, but the gifts and the trees and the time spent stuffing my face with food, while laughing at a table with family and friends.

For most people, Christmas is a busy time of year. For an author, it is even more so, as Christmas is a great time to sell our books. While I realise Christmas is about more than presents, there’s no doubt I still want people to give their loved ones the Verindon trilogy!

Of course, this means it can be hard for an author to find time to do all those other things that need to be done. Not only must we buy gifts for everyone in our circle of family and friends, send all our cards and catch up with all those people we need to see, we must take the time to promote our books in the hope of making sales.

However, each year there comes a point when I have to stop. This is mainly because my family’s best time to go away for a holiday is around Christmas. So I always have a deadline, after which I will not allow myself to do any more signings for the year. This year, that deadline is this weekend. I’m going to be at Little Gnome bookstore at Wynnum on Thursday night for their last evening book event for the year, and after that, no more until 2016. If you’re in the area, please come and do your Christmas shopping at Little Gnome!

I’m glad I set myself a deadline, and I must confess, the sight of it is a welcome one, especially this year. I have been insanely busy, and I think I need to force myself to have a break. Hopefully, I will do just that.

Do you enjoy Christmas? What are you plans for this year? Let me know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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