Two things were critical to helping me power through and finish the book. Wait, I should probably include my husband in that list, so there are actually three things.
The first is the afore mentioned husband, who shall, for the purposes of this blog, be heretofore referred to as Michael. The reason for this is simple; that’s his name. I have referred to him as DH and the Patron Saint of Patience. I tried to think of something original and cutesy to call him, but I’m all tapped out on creativity, so he’s just plain Michael. Still, he did make me an omelet at 11 pm one night after I skipped dinner to write, so Captain Awesome is an entirely appropriate moniker, if you prefer that one.
The second and third things I needed were the Christmas Eve scented Yankee candle and Southern Comfort vanilla spice egg nog. When I started writing this book nine (Gaah!) years ago, it was over the Christmas holiday, and having the egg nog and candle helped me recapture some of that early magic. In the interest of full disclosure, there isn’t really any Southern Comfort in the Southern Comfort vanilla spice egg nog. You have to add that separately, which I highly recommend, but not if you’re trying to finish a book.
So those are my holiday recommendations to you, even if you aren’t writing a book. The Christmas Eve candle smells like cinnamon and cranberries and spices and … well, it just smells like Christmas. Go get one, you’ll love it. And the egg nog– I do not want to hear from the egg nog haters of the world. What is the matter with you people!