This month's support group is co-hosted by Jacqui Murray, Lisa Buie-Collard, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre and Shannon Lawrence. A big thank you to them.
Since last month's post, writing really has taken a back seat. Between work and childcare and trying to get more work there hasn't been time for more than a couple of sentences here and there. The strangest thing is that whilst I haven't had time to commit anything to paper, I've been absolutely brimming with ideas.
Isn't that weird?
This month's (optional) question is: "Other than the obvious holiday traditions, have you ever included any personal or family traditions/customs in your stories?"
Not really. I once wrote a sketch about Scrooge and Marley from A Christmas Carol quibbling over the details of the ghostly night ahead.
Believe in me or not, it changes nothing. You will be visited by three spirits.
Oh, let me get a pen.
It’s quite simple.
Just a second. You can never find one when you need it, can you?
Where was I?
I will be visited-
You will be visited by three spirits.
(as he writes)
I will be visited by two more spirits.
Expect the first tomor- What?
Three excepting yourself leaves two, Jacob, you should know that. Arithmetic was always your strongpoint, in life.
And so on. They treat a supernatural experience with all the reverence of a contractual disagreement. They split hairs, argue and completely squander an opportunity for a reunion. I was quite pleased with it.