The Twelve Days of Writing

On the first day of writing my muse did give to me
A laptop to set on my knee.


On the second day of writing my muse did give to me
Two typing hands, and a laptop to set on my knee.


On the third day of writing my muse did give to me
A lovely Scrivener app, 
Two typing hands, 
And a laptop to set on my knee.


On the fourth day of writing my muse did give to me
Four hours alone,
A lovely Scrivener app, 
Two typing hands,
And a laptop to set on my knee.


On the fifth day of writing my muse did give to me
FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE!
Four hours alone,
A lovely Scrivener app, 
Two typing hands,
And a laptop to set on my knee.


On the sixth day of writing my muse did give to me
Six grammar errors…
FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE!
Four hours alone,
A lovely Scrivener app, 
Two typing hands,
And a laptop to set on my knee.


On the seventh day of writing my muse did give to me
Seven engaging characters,
Six grammar errors…
FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE!
Four hours alone,
A lovely Scrivener app, 
Two typing hands,
And a laptop to set on my knee.


On the eighth day of writing my muse did give to me
Eight possible titles,
Seven engaging characters,
Six grammar errors…
FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE!
Four hours alone,
A lovely Scrivener app, 
Two typing hands,
And a laptop to set on my knee.


On the ninth day of writing my muse did give to me,
Nine POV switches,
Eight possible titles,
Seven engaging characters,
Six grammar errors…
FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE!
A lovely Scrivener app, 
Two typing hands,
And a laptop to set on my knee.


On the tenth day of writing my muse did give to me
Ten sticky plot points,
Nine POV switches,
Eight possible titles,
Seven engaging characters,
Six grammar errors…
FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE!
A lovely Scrivener app, 
Two typing hands,
And a laptop to set on my knee.


On the eleventh day of writing my muse did give to me
Eleven sips of Scotch,
Ten sticky plot points,
Nine POV switches,
Eight possible titles,
Seven engaging characters,
Six grammar errors…
FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE!
A lovely Scrivener app, 
Two typing hands,
And a laptop to set on my knee.


On the twelfth day of writing my muse did give to me,
Twelve brand new ideas,
Eleven sips of Scotch,
Ten sticky plot points,
Nine POV switches,
Eight possible titles,
Seven engaging characters,
Six grammar errors…
FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE!
A lovely Scrivener app, 
Two typing hands,
And a laptop to set on my knee.


On the thirteenth day of writing my muse abandoned me
Who knows where she can be?
Oh, well, I’m a writer.  I still have—


Twelve brand new ideas,
Eleven sips of Scotch,
Ten sticky plot points,
Nine POV switches,
Eight possible titles,
Seven engaging characters,
Six grammar errors…
FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE!
A lovely Scrivener app, 
Two typing hands,
And a laptop to set on my knee!


4 thoughts on “The Twelve Days of Writing

    • mmackinnonwriter says:

      Thanks, Dale. I’m beginning to think I might just be. The struggle is real, but I wish I’d done this a lot sooner! Merry Christmas!

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