The holiday season is upon us, and if you judge by department store decorations and TV commercials, it arrived before the last trick-or-treater came to your front door.
With all the parties, family events, and planning that occupy Thanksgiving through New Year’s, time to write, or even think, is significantly reduced. It’s been my practice to start a writing project in the summer, get it well underway, and then write as time allows the remainder of the year. So has been my plan this year.
Butcher Road, my next murder mystery, is outlined and approaching 100 first-draft pages. If I go heads down in January, I should be able to wrap it up by mid-2019. In the meantime, I’m pecking away at the keyboard as Michael Bublé croons Let it Snow on our Amazon Echo and Claudia wraps presents for our grandchildren.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!
— D. R. Shoultz
P.S. Please take a break and read A Christmas Found by clicking
HERE! It’s a short story that will warm your heart on a chilly night.