We had a full moon on Halloween this year (of course). I can tell you from my days as a newspaper journalist, that was not good news for the police, ER docs and any other emergency personnel. The idea that people are affected by the full moon is not fiction. Anyone who works in these fields can tell you, it’s a fact.

Halloween’s full moon was also a blue moon, the second full moon in a month. That only happens about every 32 months.

The last full moon on Halloween was 2001 (another banner year in the US). The last time it was blue: 1944.

Once in a blue moon. I used to use that phrase only rarely, appropriately. But this year, we keep getting hit with once-in-a-blue-moon events.

Maybe that’s appropriate. This year has certainly had me swearing a blue streak. (Another fun fact: the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020 is Classic Blue—click here to read an article about that announcement, which is fascinating with 2020 hindsight…)

Way back in the beginning of the pandemic (one of the first once-in-a-blue-moon events of 2020), we held what we thought would be a first-ever, one-time 50% off workshop sale. Itself a once-in-a-blue-moon event.

But as the pandemic stretched on, and people continued to struggle with the weight of 2020, we decided to offer it again.

Our latest sale is the Workshops Holiday Sale, which runs through Nov. 10. During this limited period, you can get half price on all WMG workshops, classes, and subscriptions.

Click here to learn more.

And because we’re talking about the holidays, don’t forget that WMG workshops and lectures make great gifts for your writer friends.

In the meantime, we’ve made it to November! Let’s all rejoice in that accomplishment.

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.