Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Annual All-I-Want-For-Christmas Post

OK, so this is becoming an annual thing. For the third year in a row, I present (no pun intended) my Christmas Wish List. I've copied and pasted my list from last year and made notes on a couple of the items I may or may not have received in 2010. I've also added a couple of new wishes. Please comment and tell me what's on your list this year!

1. AN AGENT. Hello! Got this! Just after the holidays, on January 30th to be exact, I received an email from Terry Burns of Hartline Literary offering to represent me. Needless to say, I was (and still am) thrilled!

2. TIME. Didn't necessarily get more hours in the day (don't think that wish will ever be granted) but in a couple of weeks, I'll have a couple extra days at home since the consignment store where I work will be closing. You can read all about it HERE. Not quite sure whether I'll look for another part-time job or take on more freelance work, but at least for a little while, I'll be getting a few more hours each week to write, do laundry, or lay on the couch and eat bon-bons (ha!).

3. BUTT GLUE. Still waiting for the UPS guy to surprise me.

4. MY FRIEND, GINGER, TO TAKE UP READING. Honestly, I haven't seen much of my precious friend lately so I don't know how many books (if any) she picked up this year. But as a teacher's sub, I know she's at least read a few words here and there.

5. A WEEK BY MYSELF  TO WRITE. Still waiting on this one. In the same way I'm looking up at the sky for that flying pig.

6. A CONTRACT! Actually, a contract from Mature Living Magazine is on its way to me for a short story they're purchasing. Should arrive before Christmas. Unfortunately, the book contract is still alluding me. Short of a miracle, it won't happen before this Christmas. But I'm staying positive - 2011, baby!

7. A KINDLE. As much as I love the feel of a book in my hand, the Kindle is just too cool to resist. Cheaper book prices, hundreds of options at my fingertips, the "read-to-me" feature, a lighter purse (those books really weigh a woman down!)...make the Kindle very appealing. I'm not holding my breath, but it's definitely on the list.

What about you? What's on your Christmas list this year?


Terri Tiffany said...

I love your list Linda, and was so happy with your agent news. I pray this next year will be the year you get a book deal too!
On my list, is to finish and love my current WIP.

Joanne Sher said...

Number 5 absolutely made me laugh out loud. I hope you get the week alone before you see those flying pigs. ;)

I would also love a Kindle (yeah - hubby has one, but he's kinda possessive LOL and I don't blame him!). Top of my list, though, is a completed/agent-ready MS, AND an agent (yours would work hehe).

Ralene said...

My list would look a lot like yours, Lynda, minus the Ginger stuff--and the fact that you got some of it in 2010. lol... Right now, given my circumstances, I'd be happy with the Kindle. :)

Diana said...

Butt Glue? Pray tell... I'm thrilled that you scored - um, were blessed with an agent AND a contract. Next year for the book contract is right - we're all waiting patiently with you! It's gonna come!!

My wish list is topped by time, time and more time. But I'm actually asking for the wisdom to handle the time I have properly. Sheesh, do you think that will ever happen?

D.L. Diener said...

a week away to write... sublime. yes, methinkest mine will be closely-accompanied by flying swine, as well. but more than time to write (because I can find it) is the butt glue w/ a side order of focus. I'm chronically pulled away from the desk, interrupted, and otherwise exhausted which all lead to a lack of focus- even when I find the time. Congrats on all the wishes that did come true, at least in part.

quietspirit said...

Your list makes me smile. On my list, one I'm starting right now is to get published. The time thing also. I need to learn to manage my time better.

misskallie2000 said...

I love #5, lol.... I also want a Kindle as I have won a few books that I have downloaded to my pc but just to hard to get time to read. With a kindle I can just download and go to my easy chair. lol