The Silly Season

I feel like this year’s silly season has been busier than most. It’s probably because I’m about three quarters of the way through the first draft of Girl Beneath Stars, and I’m dying to finish it and give it to my beta readers. But unfortunately, with end of year functions, Christmas preparations, work, and the kids home all day, my writing has come to a sliding stop. My ten thousand words each week trickled down to five thousand, then two thousand, and now I have left Willow hanging at a rather crucial moment, waiting to see where my tapping fingers will take her.

As well as the usual Christmas preparations and busyness, there was a family wedding and my daughter’s tenth birthday, so it has been very busy in our household. For my daughter’s birthday we bought her something she has wanted for years and years. A kitten.


Sox, as he has been named, is a silver tabby and possibly one of the cutest kittens I have ever laid eyes on. I mean, look at that little heart shaped nose! My husband has accused me of being a little obsessed with taking photos of the him, but look at him? How could I not?

So now instead of a two cat, one dog, and a tank full of fish family, we have become a three cat, one dog, and a tank full of fish family. I’ve always loved animals, but I think our two other cats (Sam and Muggles) will need some convincing to accept this little guy into the fold. Our dog, Joss, on the other hand, has fallen in love with Sox and follows him constantly, making sure he is okay and his mischievous nature doesn’t seek out too much trouble. And Sox is rather taken with the tank full of fish.Sox with FishSo with only three days left until Christmas, I doubt I will have the time to get back to Willow and her predicament. I will get there in the end, but in the meantime, I plan on spending the summer days with my family and friends, camping and having fun in the sun. So long as the sun turns up.

Hope your silly season is going well with just the right amount of silly.