Monday, December 19, 2011

Twelve Days of a Writer's Christmas

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me,
A six-figure deal for my trilogy…

Eleven full requests…


Ten-page critique from                                                            JK Rowling…

Nine more beta readers…

Eight adverbs permanently erased from my memory…

Seven drafts that auto-revise…

Six days alone with my work in progress…

Five golden story ideas!!

Four more hours before my laptop dies…

Three agents offering representation…

Two cups of coffee…

And a writing hut on an island in the South Seas!


Unfortunately since I’ve yet to receive my magical auto-revising drafts (amongst other gifts), I’m going to be tackling another round of revisions advised by the agent over Christmas break.  Therefore I’m taking a blogging hiatus from today through January 2nd!

I hope you all have a fantabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year!

42 comments:

Old Kitty said...

I wish you and your adorable family a most wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!! See you soon and good luck with the re-writes! I just KNOW all your Christmas wishes will come true! Yes they will!! :-) Take care
x

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Cute list!

I'm not sure if I want three agents offering representation. What if they're ALL totally awesome? I'd be ripping my hair out trying to figure out which one to choose.

Good luck with your edits and I hope you and your family have an amazing Christmas, Katie.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll take the five story ideas!
Have a wonderful Christmsa.

salarsenッ said...

Love these. They made me smile. Thank you!! (And best of luck with those revisions. I had not idea. YAY!!)

farawayeyes said...

Fun post.I'll take any one of the above and all twelve would be nice. Merry Christmas.

April Plummer said...

Oh, I loved that! I so want self-revising drafts or whatever you called it. You're so creative. Actually, I want EVERYthing on that list. Merry Christmas and merry edits! I'll be, hopefully, working on my latest manuscript while COMING HOME is edited by a friend. Eeek!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Loved it!

Fiona Faith Maddock said...

That is brilliant! I wish I'd thought of it.

Jessica Bell said...

Good luck with revisions and have a great Christmas and New Year!!!!

Jay Noel said...

Fantastic! I need my drafts to revise themselves too. Good luck with getting those rewrites ready for that agent. Exciting!

Suzie F. said...

Great list, Katie! I hope you get every one of those for Christmas :)

Good luck with your revisions and may you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

JEM said...

Let me know how that 10 page critique goes. Happy holidays!

Mary Mary said...

Ha! Very cute! I don't know if I'd want nine more beta readers, though. Have a lovely holiday season!

Anne said...

Love your version of the 12 days of Christmas.
May this be a good year for you!

Tamara Narayan said...

Hurrah, Hurrah! I take it, or any part of the writer's days of Christmas. Happy revising.

Rida said...

I love this list!

Have a great time, and I hope those revisions go well!

Jason Runnels said...

Great list, and yes I was singing along :-)

Angela Brown said...

How true your list rang with me :-)
I dreamed of a falling star that I could wish upon to make it come true. But then, well, I opened my eyes and remembered I was still at work lol!!

Wishing you and your family the best holidays. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Laura Marcella said...

I hope my true love gives me these 12 things for Christmas, too! Enjoy your holiday hiatus, Katie. Merry Christmas!!

LTM said...

Crazy! I was just thinking today about what hubs should get me for Christmas. I think I went through everything on your list... hmm. :D <3

Alleged Author said...

That was super cute! I want a writing hut. :) Have a great time off!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Fun! I just want to add me too to all of these. If Santa brings these to you, please tell him I want them too.

Enjoy your break.

C D Meetens said...

Good luck with your revisions, and hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas.

Karen Peterson said...

Enjoy your break, have a Merry Christmas, good luck with those revisions, and we'll see you in the new year!

DL Hammons said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Katie! :)

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

So cute! Love it!

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, too! Good luck with those edits. :)

prerna pickett said...

happy holidays! Good luck with revising!

Linda Kage said...

Oh, what a twelve days those would be!!! Merry Christmas and happy new year. Enjoy!

Margo Berendsen said...

I want it all!!!! What a great list! The adverbs erased, the autorevised drafts...love it! (tweeting this!)

Susanne Drazic said...

Cute list! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dawn Kurtagich said...

Hahaha! This was BRILLIANT!

Dave King said...

If only...!
Hope you get some of that. Happy Christmas!

Aguilar Elliot said...

those are a good 12 days of christmas :)

Vicki Rocho said...

Hope you get everything on your list!

Nancy Thompson said...

Happy holidays, Katie!

icedgurl said...

trekking your superb blog! keep blogging and inspiring people! happy holidays!

cheers!
...TREK...

Michael Offutt, Supra-Genius said...

Every writer I think can want something from your astounding Christmas list.

Caitlin said...

Love the list! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Gail Shepherd said...

I absolutely love this list. I think my favorite is the auto-revising drafts.

Nina said...

very fun list! happy holidays!

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Jay Noel said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Carolyn V said...

Katie, those are so great!

I hope you had a great holiday. Happy New Year!

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