On the first day of Christmas, her Tartness gives to you, Twelve Themes for holiday fun!
* Lovely man butts (which would most likely occur December 17 in honor of my Wenchie friend's birthday)
* Detours in my editing process
* Excuses for not having followed through on the eating plan for twelve full months!
* Books I really mean to read.
* Reasons I am thankful for my bloggie friends
* Holiday treats!
* Annoying shopper charicatures
* Favorite books ever
* Animals in my (fantasy) menagerie
* Plans for Christmas vacation
* Sentimental Christmas memories
Though I reserve the right to change my mind, because... you know... that's what I do...
In OTHER NEWS
I got feedback from my agent last night! She likes the book and characters, but... oh, lets put it in (part of) her words:
I’ve read through this and I think it’s almost there. You’ve done a great job with the setting, complex cast of characters and a tricky story line – well done!
I’ve attached the manuscript with some comments and edits – mostly small writing things like rearranging sentences for better flow, taking out repeated words, etc.
There is one big thing -- I figured out who the killer was about halfway through (I marked where)!
I've stopped there, so as not to give too much away, but I DO have some editing to do... I either need to lighten clues on the SAME suspect, or change killers... in my mind, both are equally likely at this point... in fact MAYBE it is time for a little CRUELLA treatment... (she asked to be deferred earlier, but said December might be just right!)
My buddy, who henceforth will only go by her pen name because she is now involved in International Politics (I am TOTALLY serious!)... turned in her master's thesis in November and tested yesterday and GOT AN A on her comprehensive exams (coining the term Examinators in the process... nothing better than Cruella's words that are better than those already available) but HENCEFORTH, you can CALL HER MASTER!!! Seriously. She's DONE. I have a master's degree myself, so I KNOW what a big deal that is, so drop by and send her some congrats.