Personal Reflection

Countdown To Christmas: Last Day

Over here in Canada, Christmas is so close, I can almost taste it.

But I know it’s already December the 25th in many parts of the world.

So…

Merry Christmas or happy whatever-you-celebrate. If you don’t celebrate anything, happy Thursday.

Happy Holidays everyone.

I wish I could wish you all personally. But I can’t won’t.

Personal Reflection

Countdown To Christmas: Last Minute Shopping

What I’ve learned from today’s excursion:

  1. I’m cheap.
  2. I’m selfish.
  3. I’m not fond of people.
  4. I’m not fond of crowds.
  5. I’m super high-maintenance.

Ladies and gentleman, this list is an accurate description of my true self.

Writing

Countdown To Christmas: Writer Wishes

I’m not asking for too much this year.

All I want for Christmas is:

  • For that novel to write itself.
  • For all manuscripts to edit themselves.
  • For a publishing deal to fall from the sky.
Writing

Countdown To Christmas: What Not To Give A Writer

This list may or may not apply to all writers. Still, I wouldn’t give a writer any of these. It’d be different if he or she has an obsession for smelling flowers, cleaning the house, and watching bad movies.

Flowers

I doubt many of you gift flowers during the holiday season. But for future occasions (like Valentine’s Day), don’t give a writer flowers. Why would you when you can give them something useful (like a notebook) instead? Okay, maybe I am only saying this because I’ve had some bad experiences with flowers. It’s a long story.

Cleaning Products

Hygiene items fall under this category as well. Do I really need to elaborate on this one?

Tickets To A Bad Movie Based On A Good Book

Unless you want to ruin a perfectly good book, avoid at all costs. I’ve avoided watching many movies for this exact reason. The book will always be better. Always.

Writing

Countdown To Christmas: Shopping For Writers Advice

To any non-writers purchasing gifts for writer(s):

Buying Books

Get an idea for what said writer likes to read and what books he or she already owns. What’s the best way to do that? Browse their bookshelf, or in some cases bookshelves, before attempting to buy books for the writer in your life. I hope you’re blessed enough to know multiple writers. It’ll make Christmas shopping that much easier. You can hit up one bookstore and get something for everyone.

Buying Coffee 

I’m not the biggest fan of coffee, but many writers (and non-writers) love this drink of choice. Once again, determine their likes and dislikes so you can purchase according to their needs. Yes, coffee is a need to a lot of people.

Buying Notebooks

Notebooks are life. Enough said.

To any writers reading this:

If you don’t receive any of the above from family or friends, you could just buy all of the above for yourself. Go ahead, splurge until your heart is content.