Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WRITERLY WISDOM: Donna L Martin






It's time once again for WRITERLY WISDOM where every Wednesday we will sneak a peek into the world of writing and publication. With only three more WRITELY WISDOM posts in this series, I thought it would be nice to create my own Twelve Days Of Christmas list in honor of the holidays. I might not be able to compete with the fabulous list I found on Darcy Pattison's blog (http://www.darcypattison.com/revision/12-days/) called the 12 Days of Christmas Writing Tips but I still had fun working on mine and wondered what my readers lists would look like? ;~)


The Twelve Days Of Writing

by Donna L Martin



On the first day of writing, 
My true muse gave to me:
One book deal
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.

On the second day of writing, 
My true muse gave to me:
Two agent offers,
One book deal,
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.

On the third day of writing,
My true muse gave to me:
Three story requests,
Two agent offers,
One book deal,
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.

On the fourth day of writing,
My true muse gave to me:
Four query letters,
Three story requests,
Two agent offers,
One book deal,
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.

On the fifth day of writing,
My true muse gave to me:
Five platform links!
Four query letters,
Three story requests,
Two agent offers,
One book deal,
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.

On the sixth day of writing
My true muse gave to me:
Six hard revisions,
Five platforn links!
Four query letters,
Three story requests,
Two agent offers,
One book deal,
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.

On the seventh day of writing
My true muse gave to me:
Seven critique partners,
Six hard revisions,
Five platform links!
Four query letters,
Three story requests,
Two agent offers,
One book deal,
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.

On the eighth day of writing
My true muse gave to me:
Eight surprise endings,
Seven critique partners,
Six hard revisions,
Five platform links!
Four query letters,
Three story requests,
Two agent offers,
One book deal,
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.

On the ninth day of writing
My true muse gave to me:
Nine possible solutions,
Eight surprise endings,
Seven critique partners,
Six hard revisions,
Five platform links!
Four query letters,
Three story requests,
Two agent offers,
One book deal,
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.

On the tenth day of writing
My true muse gave to me:
Ten problems to solve,
Nine possible solutions,
Eight surprise endings,
Seven critique partners,
Six hard revisions,
Five platform links!
Four query letters,
Three story requests,
Two agent offers,
One book deal,
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.

On the eleventh day of writing
My true muse gave to me:
Eleven points of view,
Ten problems to solve,
Nine possible solutions,
Eight surprise endings,
Seven critique partners,
Six hard revisions,
Five platform links!
Four query letters,
Three story requests,
Two agent offers,
One book deals,
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.

On the twelfth day of writing
My true muse gave to me:
Twelve great ideas,
Eleven points of view,
Ten problems to solve.
Nine possible solutions,
Eight surprise endings,
Seven critique partners,
Six hard revisions,
Five platform links!
Four query letters,
Three story requests,
Two agent offers,
One book deal,
And a lovely cup of tasty green tea.  



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16 comments:

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    1. Hi Lara! Sometimes I like to do parodies of other prose...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  2. Hi Donna .. I reckon Santa could package some of those ideas up for you?! Cheers .. but what a fun read - Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary! I'm glad you liked it!

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  3. Two agent offers and one book deal?!?!?!?!?!?
    Merry Christmas, Domnna!

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    1. Oh, Mona...that's just on my Christmas wish list this year...maybe 2014 will be MY year. Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  4. I love it, and I hope you receive all of those!!

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    1. Hi Jane and welcome to my blog! Thank you for your kind words and may you have a joyous holiday season!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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    1. Lol, Christine, if my muse was THAT good I would be working on my first book launch by now...;~)

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  6. Love your 12 days of writing, Donna. :-)

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    1. Hi Tracy and welcome to my blog! Thank you for your kind words...I try...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  7. Hahaha! For you, my friend...anything! ;~)

    Thanks, Erik, for stopping by and come back any time!

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  8. Hi, Donna. That was cute! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Awww, Susanne, I appreciate your kind words!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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