If I were still writing I would've taken off the last month. I always did that...took off the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have no idea why. It was part of my writing routine. A writing routine means when you're not writing, too. It all counts. In the end, like now, I'd have as many books published as I was meant to. Had I worked all those weeks of the holiday season for 30 years would I have more than 19 published books? I don't think so. Lots of times I didn't write in the summer. More books? Who knows?
I've enjoyed my time between the two holidays as much as I always did. But now I don't have to dread January 2nd.
Happy Holidays to All.