The Writer’s 12 Days of Christmas

Instead of a book review, I have to do something festive. Okay, and this post was supposed to be for Christmas Eve, but I never got around to posting it. But really, if I’d posted it on Christmas Eve, I wouldn’t have known that the last one was actually true! And in the original version, it was “purple,” not “lovely.” Since it isn’t purple, I’m glad I had time to change it.

Let’s take this from day twelve to avoid the repetition that is the hallmark of this song.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve pens of red ink,

Eleven pristine notebooks,

Ten packs of Post-Its,

Nine friends a’reading,

Eight cups a’brewing,

Seven books on writing,

Six story boards,


Four babysitters,

Three critique groups,

Two conferences,

And a lovely laptop just for me!

This list is slightly exaggerated, but even then, I am spoiled blessed.


  1. Vicki · December 27, 2010

    oooh – the laptop looks lovely! by the by, have you tried writing your blog posts in Windows Live Writer? my frustration has dropped signifcantly (with WordPress anyways :>) since that program was suggested to me. it’s a free upload!

    • bethhull · December 27, 2010

      Thanks for recommending Windows Live Writer. It’s already on my computer, apparently, so now I’m exploring it. What fun!

  2. Randi · December 27, 2010

    Only three babysitters?

  3. Randi · December 27, 2010

    Ooops, I meant “only four babysitters?”

    • bethhull · December 27, 2010

      Well, twelve was already taken. 😛

    • Dana · December 29, 2010

      That’s exactly what I was thinking!

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