A: . . . because it’s Christmas, not Halloween.
D: That you make the distinction amazes me.
A: There is a a huge distinction between Christmas and Halloween.
A: Okay, in terms of colors, yes. In terms of pagan-ness? No.
D: Thank you.
A: I try.
D: So you aren’t in a snow-bound hotel fielding ghosts, but you are…
A: In a lovely home lighted by a million fairy lights and sung thematically to my sleep every night.
D: . . .
A: I have a lot of Christmas music.
D: How much i s a lot?
A: Um . . . 1, 2, 3. . . 641 . . . Sorry, numbers really aren’t my thing.
D: Numbers hurt Johnny, don’t they?
A: Yes. If only Mr. King had known that.
D: (With apologies to Mr. King)
D: (Wait, you agree with me?)
A: (Only on every other Wednesday)
D: (Ah, I see . . . are we going to stop speaking parenthetically at any point?)
A: (How about now?)
D: Indeed. So, A: what brings you to the blog? I thought you had “better” things to do?
A: Oh, don’t get all moody on me, Druid. The play was spectacular. The time with the boy was even better, and the editing? My goodness, it was a breeze. Is it a bad thing that I liked reading the story?
A: I gave you three more scenes.
D: Oh well, in that case, I think it stupendous!
A: Thought so.
D: Does this mean. . .
A: Yes, D?
D: Does this mean, you are actually done with Book One?
A: Well. . .
D: Come on, A . . . don’t leave an old Druid hanging!
A: I guess. . .
A: . . . Book One is done!
(The heavens erupt with joyous praise. . . oh wait, that’s just D breaking out his 1-man-band).
D: I knew it!
(Dancing and singing ensue. Best get a large mug of mead. This is going to go on for a while).
A: So, I know I’ve been absent from the blogosphere, and that makes me a very bad blogger, BUT!
D: And it’s a big . . .
D: I have been in your head for over 13 years.
A: May the Gods have mercy on your soul.
D: Well said. Anyway. . .
A: If you ever had any interest in being a beta reader for D&A/The Changelings Series, now is the time to say AYE! PDF copies of Book One, The Changelings: Into the Mist, will go out on Friday.
D: In other words, if you ever wanted to give A —
A: Or D —
D: What-for, now is your chance.
A: Thanks, D. (Check out the “Contact us” form at the end of this to sign up for a chance to read The Changelings: Into the Mist as a beta reader!)
I also want to say, to those who are still reading after our several-week hiatus, thank you. It wasn’t easy coming out of blogging-retirement, but at the same time, the absence of connection made it necessary. It isn’t about platform, it isn’t about some amorphous “thing” for the published-author-in-waiting that makes me come back, it’s all of you. I’ve missed you.
I purposely put away email and connection, except for Facebook (still had to promote the play locally, of course), for a few weeks and it’s been kind of lonely. I’m usually okay with lonely, but this time around, not so much. So, I’m back. I’m back and I’m focused on capturing the Christmas Spirit, whatever that means. I want to share with all of you my Christmas love, which I normally have in abundance. It starts with music. I grew up with only 2 Christmas records: The Magic of Christmas and Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics. Since then, I’ve amassed over 600 Christmas songs. The one below, it is my current favorite. Over the next couple of days, I’ll share my Christmas song highlights.
What do you think? What is your favorite Christmas/Holiday song? I mean absolute favorite?
PS: If you want to be a beta-reader for The Changelings: Into the Mist, let me know in the “contact me” form below, or in comments.
Cheers and much love,