Editor: Can you do a Christmas novella by December 1st?
Me: I’m not sure that’s enough time. I already have one coming out and I have so much going on. But thanks for thinking of me anyway.
An hour later. I think I’m off the hook (smile).
Editor: We’d really like one. We can change deadline dates so you can work on this right now.
I hesitate before I reply this time. I wrote a Christmas story for an anthology last year titled, “Home for the Holidays,” and I’ve been dying to develop those two main characters for a long time. So I reply fast.
Me: Okay. I’ll do it.
And I really am looking forward to doing this novella. Out of all the characters I’ve written, these two, Nathan and Lance, stick with me all the time…for some reason I can’t explain. So I’ll be posting about two Christmas novellas this season. This week blog posts may be scarce while I’m working on this new one.