Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dear Santa . . .

. . . I'm seeking representation for my 85,000 word Regency-set historical, . . . Whoops! That's a different letter. Let me start over.

Dear Santa,

I've been pretty good this year. I've cut back on adverbs, done very little telling as compared to showing, and even made decent headway with regard to dialogue tags. I know--I've been a bit naughty also. No need to pull out your list and rehash all that stuff. I'm working on it.

Anyway, since I've been a good little writer (mostly), I'm sending along my Christmas list:

  • Books on craft -- I should have asked for a couple of these last year, instead of the J. Crew hoodie. I'll leave it to you to pick the titles, Santa. Just check my bookshelf to see if I already have them. (Chances are, I don't.)

  • The Pride and Prejudice board game -- Thanks to the Seekers for posting this link. I can't wait to have a pawn in the shape of Elizabeth and frivously spend shillings.

  • New writing pants -- They're back! Apparently, retailers are under the mistaken impression that flannel pyjama pants are a seasonal item. So, please bring me a pair or two to last me all year.

I appreciate your consideration and have enclosed a SASE for your convenience.


Anne B.

So, do you have reading or writing related items on your wish list? Please share so I'll have time to add to my list if necessary! ;)


Kathleen said...

"Writing pants?" -- fantastic!
This is a (an?) hilarious post. Hope Santa brings you everything you ask for.(For which you ask?) (It's intimidating leaving a comment on a writer's blog...)

Anne Barton said...

Kathleen, thanks for coming by. No need to feel intimidated. You're the one whose blog has a fabulously fancy (French? Italian?) name. :)

I hope Santa's good to you too. What do dilettantes wish for for Christmas???

Keli Gwyn said...


I'd say you've been a very good girl this year. I can vouch for your great writing and avoidance of adverbs. Hope Santa brings you lots of great books on craft and some snazzy new writing pants.

Anne Barton said...

Keli, from your lips to Santa's ears! :)