Please give a warm welcome to contemporary and erotic romance author, Alannah Lynne!
I’ve always found the holidays to be a lot like the “It” person in Hide and Seek: Ready or not, here they come! Unfortunately, I usually fall into the “Not” category.
I’m a terrible procrastinator and have always put things off until I can see the last individual grains of sand draining from the hour glass. Whether it be studying for tests, which meant staying up all night, cramming; or writing a book and working non-stop for the last four weeks in order to meet the deadline; or writing a blog post *looks around not-so-innocently*… I’ve always waited until the last minute.
When it comes to holiday shopping, though, it makes sense to me to wait until a few weeks before the big day for several reasons. The first being, I don’t have a clue what anyone wants until December. Secondly, Even after I’ve gotten them what they asked for, if I see something I think they need or would like, I’ll get that for them too. If I started shopping months in advance, I’d always be in shopping mode – which means I’d always be buying and would be completely broke!
My sister’s annual mission is to be finished with her shopping by Thanksgiving. I have a cousin who finished her shopping on Black Friday this year, and I have another friend who likes to have everything wrapped by Thanksgiving. I guess if I had everything wrapped and wasn’t able to buy after that day, then I might be okay. Maybe.
The truth is, I’ll never find out, because I’ll NEVER be organized enough to get my shopping finished by Thanksgiving. I feel good if I get it done by December 20th.
Right now I’m under a deadline so I basically missed Thanksgiving. CROSSING LINES (the 3rd book in the Heat Wave series, due out in January) will be to the editor by December 1st, so then, hopefully,Iwon’t have to work so much and canget into the holiday swing.
Although… I promised my readers to try and have SAVIN’ ME and LAST CALL in print by Christmas, so I should probably get on that right away! (The examples of my procrastination abound! LOL)
So what about you? When it comes to gift buying, whether for the holidays or birthdays or weddings… do you plan ahead and get it taken care of early? Or are you like me, stopping off on the way to the party/wedding to pick something up?
A big thanks to the Crystals for allowing me to visit with them and you today!! Whatever your method of attacking the madness, I hope you’re able to enjoy the holidays and the special time with friends and family!!!
(I’ll give away 2 copies of “Last Call” to commenters. And if they already have that, I’ll put them on the list and send them “Crossing Lines” as soon as it releases. )
As Alannah mentioned above, she is giving away a digital copy of Last Call to two readers. To enter, just leave a question or meaningful comment on this post for the author and then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
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