I hope you all had a good Christmas and Father Christmas was kind. We had a quiet one with family and lots of food. Bailey’s thick cream is my downfall. The diet must start tomorrow if I want to fit into my favourite jeans. I was surprised and excited to find several writing themed gifts under the tree. These included:
- A subscription to a writing magazine. Every month I can have a cup of tea while I catch up and learn this craft.
- The subscription came free gifts too including 3 entries for competitions. Maybe this will encourage me to enter.
- I Should be Writing by Murs Lafferty – a book review will be posted in the New Year
- The Emotion Thesaurus; A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression
- Notebooks galore including one to record the books I have read
- Pencils (as a left-handed person I struggle with pens and their delightful habit of leaving a trail of smudge behind)
- A metal pencil sharpener like the ones I remember from my school days sitting on the teacher’s desk
And finally J.K Rowling’s illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as a reminder that writer’s dreams can come true if they believe in themselves. If I could have a teaspoonful of her imagination and success I will be happy.
The arrival of these gifts are not just about having tools to use but they are an acknowledgement from my family that writing is important to me and they are somewhat supportive of me, even if the whole idea of writing a book bewilders them. This means more than the gifts themselves.
How was your Christmas?