Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Aftermath of Christmas

It's that time of year--the aftermath of Christmas. All the presents have been opened, the floor is littered with crumpled wrapping paper, and the tree looks like this:

The magic of the season seeps back into the frozen ground, waiting, waiting, waiting for next Christmas. Everyone feels it, this loss, and wanders around the house with a What do we have to look forward to now? expression on their faces.

I don't know about you, but this year I have my answer in the form of a story that has been tugging on my shirt tails for almost a year, begging to be told. I've had to hush it up. Until now. And I'm almost giddy with the expectation and promise of new adventure.

I know it will be work, but it will be thrilling work getting to know the characters that will play out their lives in my mind. It's like meeting new friends and rushing off to join in their life and death struggles.

So, how about you? What thrilling possibilities will you turn to in the aftermath of Christmas? What grand new adventures will this new year hold for you?


Jonene Ficklin said...

Oo, oo, oo, I've got a new story idea, too! My tree is also gone, my children are all dragging from post-sugar-and-Christmas-hype-highs, and the house is slowly coming back under control. Time to play!

LeishaMaw said...

Indeed! Let the play time begin. :)

Irene B. Gardner said...

Oh, dear Leisha, you are so enthusiastic and willing to share your ideas with all of us. Thank you. My tree is still up, but it's only one of those itty bitty fake ones with the lights already on it.

I'm starting to feel better (at last) so maybe I'll be able to take mine down soon. The best gift I got this year was accepting service from family and friends. Plus one super, duper friend who stood up to the Big Bad Wolf for me. Thanks again, sweetie.


Elena Solodow said...

I'll be starting work on my sequel this week, so I'm super excited about that!

LeishaMaw said...

Irene, I'm so glad you are on the mend! I could dance with joy.

Elena, I love sequels. Good luck and happy writing. :)

Carolyn V. said...

Ohhh! I love working on great new projects. Good luck! =D


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