I’m always working about six months ahead of schedule. In other words, I don’t write Christmas stories or novels at Christmastime. I write them in the heat of summer, when it’s hard to even think about Christmas, so readers will have them by the end of November. It’s like this with all holiday themed fiction. And I think most writers do the same thing. But once in a while it’s nice to sit back and enjoy the season we’re in, too.
I love this photo. For some reason, it seems to capture what can be a ticky tacky holiday, like Halloween, and turn it into something mysterious and magical.