Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Cheer

So, what are you asking Santa for Christmas? I'm going to first take the high road and say that I wish for peace and happiness ... and I will keep it personal ... I want this for and among my family. We've gone through the typical coaster ride of ups and downs this past year. My daughter had a beautiful wedding celebration. My other daughter became engaged and will marry next spring. My son decided to go back to college for another degree, hopefully something that makes him happy and helps him to find a job. My husband is working ... not a layoff in sight, thank goodness. I decided to self-publish some of my work this past summer. And thus, Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes, Cinderella Geek, and Not So Snow White became reality in both print and ebook. We have been happy and healthy for the most part with just a smattering of a few glitchy moments.
What more could I want? Well, how about peace and happiness for the rest of you? That would be nice, but probably too much to hope for ... but I will anyway. I'm that foolish optimist who will always want the best. I do that with my students, no matter how much they protest! Maybe I expect the impossible .. but that's just me. Love me or not :-)

And of course on a more selfish note ... I'm hoping for that "bestseller" or even just a traditional pub to love me and adopt me and my work! Besides being an optimist, I'm also stubbornly focused. Love me or not!

I wish all of you a very merry holiday season! And for those authors reading this ... keep on writing!

7 comments:

J. A. Bennett said...

And a Merry Christmas to you!

teacherwriter said...

Thanks, J. A.!

Sarah said...

Some inspiration for me! Merry Christmas!!

Anita said...

I think your wishes are shared by many in the writing community! Here's to a happy 2012!

teacherwriter said...

Yes, Sarah and Anita, it'such a great thing to be positive and the holidays definitely can boost your spirits!

DJ Lutz said...

I asked Santa for an old Underwood typewriter, one that works. But peace and happiness are next on the list! Merry Christmas to you and your family from the Eastern Shore of Virginia!

Healthier And Wealthier said...

I hope you are a best seller too! Sounds like you all have had a good year with lots of changes and potential. I am all about optimism too....I can't imagine life any other way. Merry Christmas