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.