by Wendy Lawton
If you happened to send an email to one of our agents, you received an out-of-office message. And we’re not even traveling to a conference or to a publisher. We are taking our annual two week Christmas break.
Remember your college days when you went home for your Christmas break? We were on the semester system and Christmas came just before papers were due and finals would take place. Some break!
An agent’s hiatus is somewhat the same. Though we don’t keep normal office hours, we use the time as a catch up time and a refocus/planning time. I still have quite a bit of work that didn’t get done before we closed. Here’s what I have left to do:
- Two contracts
- Several client submissions that need a quick turnaround
- Read a client’s edited manuscript (Okay, this is not really work. I just couldn’t wait till the published book to read this one.)
- Write this blog
- Work on my goals for the coming year
- As always, work on my office systems
But the real reason we take this break is to have time with family and friends, to seek refreshment and rest, to plan for the coming year, and to find time to experience the wonder of the incarnation– the miracle that changed our future forever.
Do you intentionally break for Christmas? What will you be doing over the holidays?