A Writer’s Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
My true love sent me to
A conf’rence in Colorado.

On the second day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Two webinars,
And a conf’rence in Colorado.

On the third day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Three Kindle Fires,
Two webinars,
And a conf’rence in Colorado.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Four editors,
Three Kindle Fires,
Two webinars,
And a conf’rence in Colorado.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Five contracts signed,
Four editors,
Three Kindle Fires,
Two webinars,
And a conf’rence in Colorado.

On the sixth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Six pink highlighters,
Five contracts signed,
Four editors,
Three Kindle Fires,
Two webinars,
And a conf’rence in Colorado.

On the seventh day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Seven eager agents,
Six pink highlighters,
Five contracts signed,
Four editors,
Three Kindle Fires,
Two webinars,
And a conf’rence in Colorado.

On the eighth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Eight thick-skinned edits,
Seven eager agents,
Six pink highlighters,
Five contracts signed,
Four editors,
Three Kindle Fires,
Two webinars,
And a conf’rence in Colorado.

On the ninth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Nine cups of coffee,
Eight thick-skinned edits,
Seven eager agents,
Six pink highlighters,
Five contracts signed,
Four editors,
Three Kindle Fires,
Two webinars,
And a conf’rence in Colorado.

On the tenth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Ten Godiva chocolates,
Nine cups of coffee,
Eight thick-skinned edits,
Seven eager agents,
Six pink highlighters,
Five contracts signed,
Four editors,
Three Kindle Fires,
Two webinars,
And a conf’rence in Colorado.

On the eleventh day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Eleven million readers,
Ten Godiva chocolates,
Nine cups of coffee,
Eight thick-skinned edits,
Seven eager agents,
Six pink highlighters,
Five contracts signed,
Four editors,
Three Kindle Fires,
Two webinars,
And a conf’rence in Colorado.

On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Twelve months of Craftsman,
Eleven million readers,
Ten Godiva chocolates,
Nine cups of coffee,
Eight thick-skinned edits,
Seven eager agents,
Six pink highlighters,
Five contracts signed,
Four editors,
Three Kindle Fires,
Two webinars,
And a conf’rence in Colorado!

Actually, I signed the contracts, ate the chocolate, attended the conference, and sent back the rest—but don’t tell my true love.

DiAnn MillsDiAnn Mills combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. She has 50 books in print and has sold more than 1.5 million copies. Her Sworn to Protect won a 2011 Christy Award in the Contemporary Romance Category. Breach of Trust won the same award in 2010. DiAnn is the Craftsman mentor for the Christian Writers Guild. Visit her online.

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