October 5th, 2006

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Personal note....

From roughly today through roughly January 2nd, I'm probably not going to be able to post as often, and my posts may be a bit more disorganized than usual. First, because I have the three November/December newsletters to write and send out. And second, because we're now really heading into the winter holiday season. For me, that means getting ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Lots of cooking -- especially baking. Lots of cleaning. Lots of shopping. Lots of cards to be signed and addressed -- including the ones that go to my New Zealand relations and take forever to arrive. Lots of presents to be handcrafted. Lots of presents to be wrapped and mailed. Lots of holiday decorating, inside and out. Meanwhile, all the Usual Stuff To Do still has to be done, and I will be trying to get something done, be it ever so minute, on the writing projects I'm working on. [Two books of poetry; several short stories; one novel; the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense For Kids book; one more attempt at getting the Coyote Jones novels back in print.]

In January -- the good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise -- there'll be time to sit down and take a deep breath and block out 2007, and at that point my good intentions will once again include an intention to post here almost every day. Between now and then, however....