This Christmas season, I’m at home with a newborn baby, and so we’re keeping things simple.
Here is one of our family traditions I’ve been meaning to share with you: on December 24th, Christmas Eve, we celebrate our own version of Iceland’s Jolabokaflod. What does this involve? For us, all we do is buy each other a book for Christmas eve and a new set of pajamas. So everyone goes to bed on the 24th with fresh pjs and something new to read.
At first, I thought I could just invite you to buy a book and talk about it. But then I wondered – as we are writers – maybe you have already written a story that someone else on this mailing list would love to read.
Would you like to share a story – and read one of someone else’s?
Of course, my plan had been to invite you to share Jolabokaflod with me on the 24th. But newborn life made that original schedule a little challenging. There was a lot of baby holding and very little sleeping going on.
Today, however, I wanted to give you the invitation to try out Jolabokaflod with me and the other writers on this mailing list .
The idea is simple: I’ve created a very simple Google Doc. On that doc, you can…
1. Share a link to something you’ve written
2. Read something written by someone else
Does that make sense? If so – share one story or book here:
Problems? Questions? – describe them below and maybe someone will be able to help.