I have mixed feelings about the holidays. Yes, I like to see family and eat turkey. Yes, a little down time is always good. Yes, hooray for Santa and Baby New Year.
But the simple fact is that Hollywood and the publishing industry shuts down hard, and the result is that old Uncle Victor has to sit in the dark until everyone comes up for air again. I am on pins and needles waiting to hear how funding will go on film versions of two of my novels. I have three screenplays going through the same process. I have a novel project which might (or might not) click into place. I am on pins. I am on needles. And all I can do is wait.
This isn't anybody's fault. Hey, it's the holidays. I don't grudge people taking time off, seeing family, the usual. What it boils down to is this: I'm EXCITED about these projects, and that makes all the difference. When I was in school I dreaded the end of the holidays. Now I'm excited to get back to all of these things that have been on my brain every waking moment.
Feel free to check out a sampling of these exciting projects.
How about you guys? What are you looking forward to? What are you excited about?