Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Next Day by Virginia Vaughan

Merry the day after Christmas!

I woke up this morning wondering what Mary was doing on this day all those long years ago. I'm sure she and her husband were making plans for what came next. After the tiresome day before of traveling and then giving birth, she surely spent the remainder of that day resting, but the day after Jesus's birth, this couple had a lot of decisions to make going forward including finding a better place to stay in a new town with a new baby. But, like us, they had God taking care of them!

While historically, Jesus may have been born in the spring, I find it fitting that we celebrate his birth at the end of our year because the day after Christmas always puts me in the mood to look forward to the upcoming new year. I'm not talking about resolutions but more about making plans. I have an empty 2019 calendar just waiting to be filled with projects and dates, including an upcoming LIS release in July titled Risky Return. No cover yet, but I'm already looking forward to sharing it with you.

But for today, I'll take it easy and spend the day cleaning up the messes I was too tired to clean after the chaos of Christmas Day.

What are your plans for the day after Christmas?

Virginia Vaughan

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Author Bio: 

Award winning author Virginia Vaughan lives by the motto 'It's not hoarding if its books'. Always the kid with her nose stuck in a book, becoming a multi-published author hasn't stopped Virginia from continuing to grow her own collection of favorite reads. Her family has refused to help her move anymore because of the sheer number boxes of books, but she's no quitter. She'll keep buying books and, the next time she moves, hire a moving van. 

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  1. I'm like you, Virginia. I don't do new year's resolutions, but I'm big on goal-setting, and the urge hits me right after Christmas. May your 2019 be blessed, and productive!

    1. I love the way you think, Carol. Goal setting it is!

  2. Good morning, Virginia. I love the day after Christmas. For me it's always the calm after the storm, and as you said, a day to look forward. I have been excitedly thinking about writing projects all morning and planning how to fit them in.

    We had a quiet Christmas yesterday, so not much mess to clean up today. Now I get to settle in and read and write.

    I wish you a wonderful year ahead.

  3. Hi, Virginia. Great post. I admit I sometimes feel a little off kilter the day after Christmas. Sort of like the balloon when it bursts. There's so much going on leading up to Christmas, so it oftens feels too quiet. But then again, quiet is good as I sit and work on a proposal that is due mid January. Wishing you a blessed New Year!

  4. I'm with you Virginia, I was just too tired to do anything the day after Christmas. But I do find myself looking forward to the New Year. Anything is possible. I can't wait. Happy New Year!


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