Okay, it's Christmas and normally this is where I might get a little melancholy and relate all the reasons the season doesn't feel as magical as it once did. A huge chunk of that is the loss of my parents over this past decade, but, you know, as I sit thinking about that, I remember how much they both loved Christmas. I remember how fun the times with them were. And you know what else? They wouldn't want me to be so somber and depressed.
So I'm going to focus this next week on feeling the spirit of the holidays. All the great Christmas movies, putting up a stocking, singing songs... the works. It's not the same, and I know it never will be again. But it's okay for me to enjoy it. So you know what? I'm going to share some things of the next week or so.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not (I'm not actually religious, but I absolutely love Christmas!) I hope I can share a few things that might put a smile on your face. Does it have anything to do with writing? Not really. But we all need to recharge and reinvigorate ourselves from time to time, else that writing spirit is going to suffer. So I'll start off this little celebration with a new song I can't stop laughing about.
Everyone knows the controversy with Baby, It's Cold Outside, right? Some people are claiming the song promotes predatory behavior. I'm not weighing in one way or the other, but I will say that this song I'm about to share is the perfect response to this whole thing. Take this as a non-Paladin Paladin Playlist. Please enjoy Baby, Just Go Outside.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.