In case you are wondering, yes, I'm already listening to Christmas music and dreaming about going home for Christmas and thinking about Christmas dinner and imagining what I'll be getting other people for Christmas. I've already been doing that (since summer), but now it's official.
For all of you people who have this oddity of waiting until after Thanksgiving to begin your official Christmas festivities, I am truly sorry for you. If you think I'm overly obsessing about Christmas and cheapening the holiday or making it less special because it's happening for a longer amount of time, well or (saints preserve us!) "commercializing" Christmas, well, think again. I have my reasons.
Most of you know that I'm in college, and I hardly see my family (specifically my parents and younger brothers) at all anymore. I worked on over the summer, and I was at home for about a week and a half in January and three days in June this year. In other words, I have chronic homesickness, and the next time I'm going home is at Christmastime. I can't wait!
Of course, I like Christmas for its own sake, and also because it lends itself so well to story plots. Just look at my Pinterest account if you don't think that I'm serious enough about Christmas.
Oh, and I have exciting news, which is kind of what I was leading up to with all the rest of this post. That is, I'm having a Christmas sale for Christmas at the Tittletons starting in October. You can find it here, yes, right here!!!
The reduced price is $7.45, and this is a great Christmas present for anyone who likes to read. It's also fun to read aloud, just saying.
Why are you putting CatT on sale right now, you ask? Well, I'm doing this for those people like my mother who love to get their Christmas shopping done a few months early. Don't worry, though. This sale is going on throughout Christmas Day.
For all those people who hate celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving, don't worry. I'm going to have a big Hidden Orchards Christmas party, but not until after Thanksgiving. Then I'll have a selection of tags, giveaways, and some Christmas-y interviews. If you want to participate in any of the interviews, please feel free to leave a comment below with your email so that I can contact you. I moderate all the comments, so your email won't show up.
Also, I'll be posting soon on a new Christmas novel that I'm working on, which is called The Replacement Relatives. You'll hear more about that later.
Thanks for reading, and God bless,