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This writer’s Christmas wish list

December 7, 2012

When it comes to Santa’s naughty and nice list, put me down on santa christmas wish listthe “nice” side, please. I was such a good girl that I actually finished writing a novel this past year, Loreen on the Lam: A Tennessee Mystery. This Southern romp has humor. Subtle yet powerful messages. Quirky characters. And even better, literary agents who have shown interest.

Given that, I think Santa needs to give serious attention to my wish list below:

— A literary agent who will represent my work. I really am a nice person to know if I may say so myself (or ask my friends, even better, ask Santa).

— A huge publishing deal (remember, this is a “wish” list).

— A tad more discipline, Santa, please. Yes, I write each day, but I need an extra helping of butt-glue as to stay in the chair and keep writing.

depp1— A creative muse. One that looks like Johnny Depp or George Clooney wouldn’t hurt. (Forgive gratuitous post of photo.)

— I’d like whatever I write to touch and move hearts – whether through laughter or tears. Ah, the gift of leaving readers with a contented sigh.

— Along those lines, Santa, can you give me a measure of the creativity and giftedness of the following writers: Annie Dillard, Anne Lamott, Sue Monk Kidd and Margaret Atwood?

— When the story line and characters fall flat (for that matter, when I fall flat), the persistence to revise, edit and always make it better, me included.

— Mountains of patience!

— Most of all, I’d wish that every heart know the true meaning of Christmas as written by Charles Dickens in A Christmas tiny tim 1Carol: “Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.”

And on that note, I know we still have two weeks until Christmas, but since homes and businesses have been decked with holly pre-Thanksgiving, let me wish you all a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and most of all, Tiny Tim’s wish: God bless us, everyone!   

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2012 11:14 AM

    Whichever muse Santa gives you (Johnny Depp or George Clooney), would you ask him to send the other to my house? Pretty please.

  2. Marielena Zuniga permalink
    December 7, 2012 11:19 AM

    Ok, if you insist. After all, ’tis the season to be giving and selfless. 😉

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