A Writer’s Notebook: a blank page

I’m regifting.

Last year, the Writer’s Notebook fell on Christmas Eve, so I put on my sweatpants, poured a cup of hot cocoa, and begged off writing for the day. And I offered you, my readers, a blank page for a Notebook entry. This year, it’s the day before Christmas Eve, and I’m wearing jeans, thinking about brewing coffee, and working on designing the January issue of Jersey Devil Press (we have some awesome fiction in store for you in the New Year!). So, I’m still begging off. Because it’s the holidays — whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Newtonmas, Festivus, or, as I did last weekend at my Buddhist center, Bodhisattva Day — and we all deserve a little time to kick back, reflect, and enjoy ourselves.

And if “enjoy ourselves” means, for you, writing, well, here’s a blank page for you to write on.

Happy holidays, readers! And best wishes for the coming year.

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

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