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Saturday, December 14, 2013

What's On Your Christmas Wish List?

It's that time of year again, folks. "He's making his list, he's checking it twice, he's gonna find out who's naughty or nice."

First off, I'm pretty grateful for the many "gifts" I've received throughout the year: home, health, family, friends, good food and good times. And your readership too!

So this year's list is pretty simple:
  • A Deep Fryer       
  • Some sexy go-go boots
  • More music CDS
  • Pretty journals
  • Lovely pens (I collect them)
  • Waterford Crystal (I collect crystal as well)
  • A date with Keanu Reeves
  • An interview with President Obama
  • To win Write to Done's Top 10 Blogs
  • Peace and Goodwill for all man kind
  • More clients like those had in 2013

I also polled a few "pen" pals to see what was on their lists, here's what they said:

"If time and money were not an issue, I would build my writing and creativity center. I don't know where it is going to be located just yet."
---Marcie Hill
"As a busy working mom, I would love a two-week, all expenses paid writers' retreat at a location of my choice. I would also welcome several collections of Robert Frost's poems."
---Yasmin M.
"My answer is boring: if money were unlimited, I'd get myself a new car for Christmas. Wouldn't many of us, though? :-)
As for a writer's gift, I'd appreciate a more comfortable chair to write in over the just-so-so one I have now in my home office. I'm thinking a cushy leather chair that I can sink into, and it would have to swivel."
---Janette D.

"The one gift I would like (besides a new Jeep Cherokee, lol) would be an extended vacation out west with my husband. This time away would include writing time (hubby would enjoy quiet time to study while I write)."
---Karen L.
Okay, so assuming you've been nice not naughty this year, what would you ask Old St. Nick for? Do tell. :-)
Personal note:
Pen and Prosper will be on holiday break from December 18th-January 1, 2014.
I look forward to helping you learn more and earn more in the year ahead.
Season's blessings to you and yours...




  1. May all your wishes come Keanu true. Enjoy your holiday.

  2. If your Christmas wishes all do come true, you'll have to let us know how your date with Keanu Reeves went. ;-) I'll take a date with Hugh Jackman, please.

    Fun post, Jen. Be well.

    1. Not a bad choice there, girlfriend. I'll keep you posted on the Keanu chronicles. LOL

  3. Jen, I too chuckled when I saw that a date with Keanu was on your list. The go-go boots too :) Wishing you and your readers a wonderful holiday!

    1. A girl can always wish, right? :-) Thanks Yasmin. Always great to hear from you.

  4. More readers, and readers feedback for my blog. That's why you now can discover some improvements, like for example besides magazine style Featured Posts, and a Most Popular posts list...,

    Now also a Categorie-list to be able to easily discover special topics, such as (Christmas Gift Ideas) Book Reviews :)

    Best Christmas Wishes.

    1. I think you hit the nail on the head with that wish: "more readers and reader feedback for my blog." Wouldn't we all, right? :-) Sounds like you're on the "write" track with your blog improvements. Wishing you greater success in 2014! Thanks so much for your readership and support, H.P.

  5. Sounds like a writing retreat is a common item. Perhaps we'll all see it happen in the new year! Wishing you and your readers a lovely holiday season! Enjoy your break! :)

    1. Maybe...Thanks for chiming in today. Wishing you the same, Karen! :-)

  6. Hey Jen, thanks for including my wish on your list. After reading all of the other wishes, mine sounded pretty boring...Gotta get more exciting wishes.