Monday, December 28, 2009

An unplugged Christmas

I'm back from the mountains where there was spotty electricty, no cell or internet service, and lots and lots of beautiful snow. The drive was long. (Any drive with a 2 yr old, a 9 yr old, and a Great Dane is long, but this one was 7 hrs up and 8 hrs back.) We got back home last night.

Christmas was your typical chaos. And, I have to admit, realizing I couldn't check email or use the phone, was kind of traumatizing at first. We are so 'plugged' in all the time, ya know? But I got over my panic pretty quickly. The world didn't end just because I couldn't read or send email. And the visit turned out quite nice. No distractions. Just time with my family, and lots and lots of beautiful snow.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Here's to an awesome New Year!

1 comment:

Keli Gwyn said...


I'm glad you made it home safely. Sounds like you had a memorable trip.

I can relate to that initial feeling of withdrawal upon learning that you are out of touch with cyberspace. We had a record snowfall here in the Sierra Foothills in December and were without power for 24 hours. Felt funny not checking email, visiting blogs, etc. However, there's a sense of peace that settles in eventually, which can be a nice change of pace.

I've heard life changes dramatically for a published author. I may get to find out soon, since I got a wonderful and unexpected Christmas present, an offer of representation from my Dream Agent. (Story on 12/23 at

I hope things settle down for you soon. In the meantime, enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of being a debut author.