Christmas is just about two weeks away, plus a couple of days. What do I hope Santa Claus will bring me? How about four intriguing plots, five fabulous characters, a box of scintillating dialogue and a partridge in a pear tree? We still have a pear tree here, actually, an old one but I don't think I've ever seen a partridge in it. The poor things, if they ever lived here, have probably been hunted to extinction. I have seen them on Cape Cod, a fairly long time ago.
I have a mystery which I wrote during Nano but haven't got a chance to edit it yet. It's funny, but during Nano we can cast aside all other distractions to keep up our word count. Yet, later, everything seems to take priorty to getting back to it. You would think I have more time than most, but then, my house has just the same dishes to be washed, clothes to go into the washer and dryer, groceries to be lugged home, errands to be run, and on and on, as anyone else. So I am giving Christmas as the excuse this time. The hunt through the stores for toys takes time.
In this Nano story, I had the interesting experience of having a character decide what was going to happen. She was supposed to be a minor character, but she apparently decided to take a more active part whether I liked it or not. I guess she didn't like the direction that the story was taking!
I wish everyone a blessed Christmas season.