A Writer’s 12 Days of Christmas

It’s time. I need to be silly.

Readers and pen-users, I give you my Writer’s 12 Days of Christmas song –  just for you.

Please feel free to sing along and join in the festive spirit or print it off and place it on your dartboard if you are more inclined to venture into the bah hum bug line of work instead. I am using non-agent as I don’t have one and it would be rude of me not to mention my fictional boss.

A Writer’s 12 Days of Christmas

On the 1st day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – a pen with my name engraved on it

On the 2nd day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – two lindt chocolates and a pen with my name engraved on it.

On the 3rd day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – three sticky notepads, two lindt chocolates and a pen with my name engraved on it.

On the 4th day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – four ‘nice’ rejections, three sticky notepads, two lindt chocolates and a pen with my name engraved on it.

On the 5th day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – five bounced back e-mails (repeated as the gold ring bit in the song – if you’re up for it, easy now), four nice rejections, three sticky notepads, two lindt chocolates and a pen with my name engraved on it.

On the 6th day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – Six SAE’s, five bounced back e-mails, four nice rejections, three sticky notepads, two lindt chocolates and a pen with my name engraved on it.

On the 7th day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – a ‘Seven’ score from Strictly, Six SAE’s, five bounced back e-mails, four nice rejections, three sticky notepads, two lindt chocolates and a pen with my name engraved on it.

On the 8th day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – eight words of wisdom (don’t panic, breathe, relax, eat chocolate and sleep),  a ‘Seven’ score from Strictly, Six SAE’s, five bounced back e-mails, four nice rejections, three sticky notepads, two lindt chocolates and a pen with my name engraved on it.

On the 9th day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – nine editorial changes, eight words of wisdom (don’t panic, breathe, relax, eat chocolate and sleep),  a ‘Seven’ score from Strictly, Six SAE’s, five bounced back e-mails, four nice rejections, three sticky notepads, two lindt chocolates and a pen with my name engraved on it.

On the 10th day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – ten quiet minutes, nine editorial changes, eight words of wisdom (don’t panic, breathe, relax, eat chocolate and sleep),  a ‘Seven’ score from Strictly, Six SAE’s, five bounced back e-mails, four nice rejections, three sticky notepads, two lindt chocolates and a pen with my name engraved on it.

On the 11th day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – eleven missed calls, ten quiet minutes, nine editorial changes, eight words of wisdom (don’t panic, breathe, relax, eat chocolate and sleep),  a ‘Seven’ score from Strictly, Six SAE’s, five bounced back e-mails, four nice rejections, three sticky notepads, two lindt chocolates and a pen with my name engraved on it.

On the 12th day of writers Christmas my non-agent gave to me – twelve good luck charms, eleven missed calls, ten quiet minutes, nine editorial changes, eight words of wisdom (don’t panic, breathe, relax, eat chocolate and sleep),  a ‘Seven’ score from Strictly, Six SAE’s, five bounced back e-mails, four nice rejections, three sticky notepads, two lindt chocolates and a pen with my name engraved on it (cue trumpets, standing ovations and other festive treats that come with this song).

Merry Christmas everyone.

Now, back to work!