Sunday, December 26, 2010

Writing Under the Mistletoe

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season almost behind us, I started thinking about how my writing has been affected over Christmas. For some people writing is a Christmas gift all year round in that they have the gift of ease, the gift of a nimble mind, the gift of unwrapped creativity. For me this gift came in the tangible form of a publication. One of my short stories, Unraveled, was published in the Canadian Authors’ Association 2010 Anthology. It was an unexpected Christmas present after my brief writing hiatus. The holiday season is about altruism, generosity, and kindness. This selflessness starts with oneself. So why not give yourself the gift of writing and share it with a fellow writer?    


  1. Love your post and the pic, Claudia! You have indeed inspired me to become selfless again and get back to my writing. Thank you and best wishes for a wonderfully happy holiday season filled with inspiration! Cheers, Kelly

  2. Thank you for your kind words, Kelly. Sometimes it's hard to get inspired but we have to help one another. Happy Holidays to you, too!

  3. Congratulations!!! That's such a lovely Christmas pressie - good for you!!! Yay!!!

    I hope you are having a lovely holiday season! Take care

  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Old Kitty!
    I'm having a lovely Christmas surrounded by friends (couldn't go home to visit my family) :(
    and of course, my two kitties and hubby ;)
    Wishing great things for the new year!

  5. Congratulations on your publishing. My Christmas gift came on the 23rd when I got a contract offer for my short story.

  6. WOW! Angelina, congratulations!!!
    That is indeed a great Christmas gift. Keep us posted when it comes out.

  7. Congrats Claudia. The publication of Unraveled is indeed a worthy christmas gift. Funny that even during the holidays, i don't get time to sleep as i still write. Anyway, do enjoy your holiday and get rocking into the writing mode (it's about time your writing hiatus ended!).

  8. Congratulations, Claudia! That's wonderful! What a wonderful Christmas gift. :-) And a great boost heading into the New Year...

  9. Hi Rachel,
    Oh, Rachel, lucky you that you have the writing bug even during the holidays. But yes, you're right, it was about time I got back on track to re-take the writing reins ;)
    Happy Holidays and the best for the new year!

    Hi there, Sharon,
    Thank you so much! And yes, it's just what I needed to ignite my writing flame again...forget eggnog, forget wine, publishing does the trick ;)
    Happy New Year to you, Macy and your family!