An Aspiring Writer’s 12 Days of Christmas

No, this isn't my house, but I wish I would have thought to do this!

On the first day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
A Xanex for a panic attack.

On the second day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
2 beta readers
and a Xanex for a panic attack.

On the third day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
3 red pens,
2 beta readers,
and a Xanex for a panic attack.

On the fourth day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
4 query letters,
3 red pens,
2 beta readers,
and a Xanex for a panic attack.

On the fifth day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
5 inspirations!
4 query letters,
3 red pens,
2 beta readers,
and a Xanex for a panic attack.

On the sixth day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
6 agents reading,
5 inspirations!
4 query letters,
3 red pens,
2 beta readers,
and a Xanex for a panic attack.

On the seventh day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
7 keys a-clacking,
6 agents reading,
5 inspirations!
4 query letters,
3 red pens,
2 beta readers,
and a Xanex for a panic attack.

On the eighth day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
8 bloggers blogging,
7 keys a-clacking,
6 agents reading,
5 inspirations!
4 query letters,
3 red pens,
2 beta readers,
and a Xanex for a panic attack.

On the ninth day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
9 muses musing,
8 bloggers blogging,
7 keys a-clacking,
6 agents reading,
5 inspirations!
4 query letters,
3 red pens,
2 beta readers,
and a Xanex for a panic attack.

On the tenth day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
10 nerves a-fraying,
9 muses musing,
8 bloggers blogging,
7 keys a-clacking,
6 agents reading,
5 inspirations!
4 query letters,
3 red pens,
2 beta readers,
and a Xanex for a panic attack.

On the eleventh day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
11 words of wisdom,
10 nerves a-fraying,
9 muses musing,
8 bloggers blogging,
7 keys a-clacking,
6 agents reading,
5 inspirations!
4 query letters,
3 red pens,
2 beta readers,
and a Xanex for a panic attack.

On the twelfth day of Christmas the writing gods gave to me…
12 villains plotting,
11 words of wisdom,
10 nerves a-fraying,
9 muses musing,
8 bloggers blogging,
7 keys a-clacking,
6 agents reading,
5 inspirations!
4 query letters,
3 red pens,
2 beta readers,
and a Xanex for a panic attack.

I hope you enjoyed reading that as much as I did creating it. (Any resemblance to any other versions is purely coincidental; no artistic infringement is intended.) Who knows, with a little luck next year at this time I’ll be giving you the “Published Writers’s 12 Days of Christmas!”

This is my last blog post of the year (well, unless I think of something that can’t wait), so Merry whatever-you-celebrate and Happy New Year! I’ll be back next year with a whole new set of posts on the Celtic world, other Arthurian characters, the Isle of Avalon, a special book review and much more! Please tell me what you want to read about – I take requests!

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5 thoughts on “An Aspiring Writer’s 12 Days of Christmas

  1. Either you have writing demons or your writing gods know nothing about pharmaceuticals.

    Any benevolent writing deity would avoid meds like Xanax and Ativan, because while they work fast, they’re addictive and (Xanax at least is) hard to come off of. If they really loved you, they’d give you a supply of Klonopin instead. (Take it from the writing buddy who has panic disorder!)

    • All good things to know. This isn’t meant as medical advice, just a parody for fun. And it’s hard to fit most pharmaceutical names into the meter of an existing song!

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