1) Travel: 8 hours in a car with a one-year-old, an eight-year-old and a Great Dane. 'nuff said.
2) Holiday: Fabulous as always. Tons of presents. Knee-deep in wrapping paper. Way too much food and chocolate. (As always). Gained four pounds. Heh.
3) On the writing front: Finished the first pass of revisions, which consisted of line edits and making comments/notes within the manuscript (to help with the second pass). I've also started on the second round and am making good progress.
Before leaving for our travels, I had an amazing phone conversation with my editor about the book. Nearly one and a half hours of coolness. I have to admit to being a little apprehensive and nervous about this call. It was my first brainstorming session with an editor. I'm a writer, not a speaker, so I tend to worry about articulating my thoughts well enough. But, I think I did an okay job . . . Most likely due to the fact that I hit the editor jackpot. Ed is incredibly creative, really easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable. We came up with some awesome ideas.
Oh, and my copy of the signed contract arrived while I was gone. It's official!
Hope everyone had a great holiday!