Posts tagged with: holidays

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

By On Dec 30 2013, 9:37 am

New Year’s Eve. Valentine’s Day. You birthday, your anniversary. For all of these sorts of events, it feels like people start asking you months ahead of time: what are your plans?

And the pressure, man, the pressure.

I think it’s somehow the worst for New Year’s Eve because there are all these images of fancy ball gowns and champagne in pretty flutes. Dancing and drinking, and everyone wants to be doing something cool. It’s not a holiday just for couples, and it’s not just about you. It’s about your status and your life.

When I was a kid, I always spent New Year’s Eve with my brother and my grandmother, while my parents jetted off to Atlantic City to attend some fancy party, and it was the best night of the year. We made all kinds of special treats and played games and stayed up super, super late. I didn’t imagine it could get any better.

On some level, maybe it never did.

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Revisiting the Classics- My Holiday Traditions

By On Nov 12 2013, 9:00 am

Tagged as classics, holidays, Reading, romance, romance novels, & 1 more...

As the days turn faster and faster towards the end  of the year, I look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, but not simply for the joys of food and family. My secret love during these two particularly holidays is that every year I indulge in a ritual of revisiting some of my favorite classic romance [...]

New Year Health Tips for Writers

By On Jan 9 2013, 9:00 am

What I’m about to tell you isn’t rocket science. It’s common sense, things we all know we should do, but don’t always.  Writing is a stressful job. Mental and emotional stress effects the body as well as the mind and the psyche. Your body — not your computer, your laptop or your laser printer — [...]

Holiday Banner 3

By On Dec 17 2012, 8:06 am

Tagged as Christmas, holidays

Holiday Banner Week 2

By On Dec 10 2012, 8:27 am

Tagged as holidays, Promotions
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