Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Writer's 12 Days of Christmas

Wishing ALL aspiring and published writers out there these Christmas gifts:

12 5-Star Reviews on Amazon
11 Positive GoodReads Comments
10 Likes on Facebook
9 #FF Tweets from Tweeps
8 New Book Sales Per Minute
7 Compliments from Agent
6 New Facebook Friends
5 Kind Fan Emails
4 Manuscripts in Progress
3 Film Agents Showing Interest
2 New Novels Contracted
and An Editor Who Loves Your Voice.

And a very Happy Winter Solstice to you all as well!! :)
**Yes, that Santa is life-sized, solid milk chocolate!!


Edie Ramer said...

I'm wishing all that right back at you! Happy Holidays!

Maria Geraci said...

Love it!

Abigail Reynolds said...

I love it, though the four manuscripts in progress might do me in! I'd never get any of them done!

Marilyn Brant said...

LOL, Edie! Thank you -- I could use it! :)

Thanks, Maria!!

Abigail -- ha! You're right... I should have said 4 *Finished* Manuscripts ;-).

Cindy Jones said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Solstice to you! That is an amazing chocolate Santa!!

Robin said...

Best wishes to you, Marilyn!! I hope all your wishes come true in 2011!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Wonderful! I wish the same for you~ Stay warm!!

Judy Croome said...

And a blessed (and warm!) Christmas to you and yours, Marilyn. May 2011 bring new joys and much happiness.

Judy (South Africa)

Pamela Cayne said...

Film agents? You said 3 film agents showing interest?!? HOORAY!!!!

Marilyn Brant said...

Cindy, Merry Christmas to you! I wish I could take a bite out of that Santa ;).

Robin, I hope all your wishes come true, too...xo

Thanks, Nancy!! This whole Midwestern winter thing has to change... We all should try for a Caribbean Christmas or something next year -- LOL.

Judy, thank you!!! (I need *warm* right now. ;) And may 2011 bring only joy your way, too.

Pamela, NO!!! HA -- I do love your optimism on my behalf, though ;). These are 12 *wishes* for all writers -- not realities from my life. (I've had a few of them at one point or other and hope, someday, for the avid film interest!) Wishing these all to you in 2011...

Enid Wilson said...

Marilyn, that's very very good wishes. I particularly like the 8 new books per minute and 3 film agents showing interesting. Not so keen on 4 manuscripts in progress. I'm working on 2 and they are giving me headache from time to time.

I wish you another eventful and fruitful 2011!

Fire and Cross

Marilyn Brant said...

Thanks, Enid! I'll definitely wish the 8 bk.sales/min. for you and 2 *finished* manuscripts, then ;). Happy Holidays!

Vesper said...

And the same to you, dear Marilyn, and many more! (My wish for now is to finish my one manuscript in progress... :-) )
I loved your list. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the best to you and your loved ones!

Marilyn Brant said...

Merry Christmas, Vesper! And I have no doubt that your 'one manuscript in progress' will be finished beautifully and there will be many more ahead... May 2011 be a wonderful year for you! :)

Caryn Caldwell said...

Cute! I wish you the same!

Hope you enjoyed the chocolate Santa. It looks delicious.

Marilyn Brant said...

LOL, Caryn!! If I so much as took a nibble out of that chocolate Santa, I would've been in big trouble. (It was behind glass in the museum section of a chocolate factory. ;) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!