For many years, Boxing Day has been my favourite day of the whole festivities. Mostly because we don't have to be anywhere but home, and nothing is demanded of us. We can do as we please, and for me that meant taking up residence on the sofa to write.My Boxing Day writing spree often ended with … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 26: Thunder and Ghosts | A Yellow Roses Sneak Peek
Season of Cheer
A wonderful, peaceful Christmas from my writing cave! And yes, I did write this post a day early - just after making a dish of Mulled Wine Crumble, in fact - because, all things willing, I'm nowhere near a laptop today. Our living room is still a building site, so we're planning to spend Christmas … [Read more...] about It’s Christmas! Have some Mulled Wine Crumble!
For today's Season of Cheer post, I've picked a sneak peek at a fantasy saga I've been writing on and off for many years. Over a million words of story, and I've finally plucked up the courage to clean it up and turn it into something I'm not ashamed to offer to readers. Serrai and Madan's stories - … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 23: Snow Prayers | A Dornost Saga Ficlet
It's the 22nd day of my Season of Cheer blogging challenge and I bid you all a very cheerful welcome. The days surrounding the Solstice have always been regarded as magical and in many cultures, the days are marked with feasting and rituals. Whether they were aiming to entice the sun to return, … [Read more...] about The Doll Maker and the Strange Case of the Missing Doll | Hannah Henry
During December and January, many of us wake and leave the house in the dark and return home long after sunset. Barely seeing daylight is a struggle for me, which is why lights and candles are my favourite decorations during the winter. And, it seems, I'm not the only one with a penchant for light … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 20: Lights | A Fantasy Flash Fic
Along with Brussels Sprouts, something else that says winter, Christmas and Season of Cheer to me is marzipan. Not that it isn't available year round in the home-baking isle of most supermarkets these days, of course. But just as I avoid sprouts unless they're fresh in from the cold, I don't much … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 19: A Marriage of Almonds and Dates