The 12 Days of Writers’ Christmas

This is a little something I whipped up for all our writer friends to sing around the tree.
Happy Holidays!

 

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The 12 Days of Writers’ Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
An idea with a wicked plot twist.

On the second day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
Two ruthless villains, and
An idea with a wicked plot twist.

On the third day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
Three act structure,
Two ruthless villains, and
An idea with a wicked plot twist.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
Four brave heroes,
Three act structure,
Two ruthless villains, and
An idea with a wicked plot twist.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
Five critique partners,
Four brave heroes,
Three act structure,
Two ruthless villains, and
An idea with a wicked plot twist.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
Six hours crying,
Five critique partners,
Four brave heroes,
Three act structure,
Two ruthless villains, and
An idea with a wicked plot twist.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
Seven pots of coffee,
Six hours crying,
Five critique partners,
Four brave heroes,
Three act structure,
Two ruthless villains, and
An idea with a wicked plot twist.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
Eight weeks revising,
Seven pots of coffee,
Six hours crying,
Five critique partners,
Four brave heroes,
Three act structure,
Two ruthless villains, and
An idea with a wicked plot twist.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
Nine beta readers,
Eight weeks revising,
Seven pots of coffee,
Six hours crying,
Five critique partners,
Four brave heroes,
Three act structure,
Two ruthless villains, and
An idea with a wicked plot twist.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
Ten last draft typos,
Nine beta readers,
Eight weeks revising,
Seven pots of coffee,
Six hours crying,
Five critique partners,
Four brave heroes,
Three act structure,
Two ruthless villains, and
An idea with a wicked plot twist.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
Eleven months of querying,
Ten last draft typos,
Nine beta readers,
Eight weeks revising,
Seven pots of coffee,
Six hours crying,
Five critique partners,
Four brave heroes,
Three act structure,
Two ruthless villains, and
An idea with a wicked plot twist.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
My true muse sent to me
Twelve agents calling,
Eleven months of querying,
Ten last draft typos,
Nine beta readers,
Eight weeks revising,
Seven pots of coffee,
Six hours crying,
Five critique partners,
Four brave heroes,
Three act structure,
Two ruthless villains, and
An idea with a wicked plot twist!

Author: Robin Rivera

Robin trained as a professional historian and worked as a museum curator, an educator and historical consultant. She writes dark young adult fiction, with diverse characters. She's currently querying a novel, and working on two new manuscripts that started off as NaNoWriMo projects. You can follow her on Facebook(https://www.facebook.com/robin.rivera.90813) or on Twitter @robinrwrites. However, Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/RRWrites/) is where her inner magpie is happiest of all.

9 thoughts on “The 12 Days of Writers’ Christmas”

    1. Thanks! The holiday has been wonderful so far, not much work getting done, but the company and the food can’t be beat! Happy New Year!

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