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A Writer’s Christmas List

It’s that time of year again. People are starting to ask that question that we never really have an answer for (at least I don’t)–“What do you want for Christmas?” So, for a fun way to kick off our week, let’s do a little dreaming.

What’s your passion? Beyond family and such, what drives you? Mine, of course, is writing. So, as a writer, what do I want for Christmas?

1. Standing Desk–I’ve seen a few writers posting about these desks. Most of the time, we sit down to write. But then sometimes my back hurts, or my legs. Sometimes I get so caught up in the action/emotions of the scene that I can’t sit still. Once in awhile, I’m multi-tasking and just don’t want to have to get up and down. I’ve even gone so far as to write at a kitchen counter just because I didn’t want to sit down. It’s a matter of convenience, I suppose. Still–I want one!

2. A weekend at a hotel–Just me and my laptop. And possibly a writing buddy. Perfect weekend, right?

3. New Bookshelves–My one hope when we finally get our house is that I can have a room where I can put up bookshelves along one wall. Might make it easier to organize all my books, my writing stuff, and the million ideas in my head. Well, I guess the bookshelves may not be able to help with the last one.

What about you? What is your passion? And what does that passion want for Christmas?

About Ralene Burke

Whether she’s wielding a fantasy writer’s pen, a freelance editor’s sword, or a social media wand, Ralene Burke always has her head in some dreamer’s world. And her goal is to make it SHINE! She has worked for a variety of groups, including Realm Makers, The Christian PEN, Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, and as an editor for a number of freelance clients. Her first novel, Bellanok, is being published as a 4-part serial! When her head’s not in the publishing world, she is wife to a veteran and homeschooling mama to their three kids. Her Pinterest board would have you believe she is a master chef, excellent seamstress, and all around crafty diva. If she only had the time . . .

7 comments on “A Writer’s Christmas List

  1. I want a new laptop. I’ve started putting money away, but I’m not sure I’ll have it by Christmas.

    January, maybe.

  2. I am longing for a new iMac, but that’s a long way away. I’d settle for book-buying funds for the Kindle store. And a new pair of black dress boots. Not that boots have anything to do with writing…I just really want some new boots. 😉

  3. A new desk! My old one is–well, old. And too small. I do best when I have a lot of space to spread out, which is why when I plot or edit, I usually end up sitting on the floor. My back has been protesting that lately…so it’s definitely time for a nice big desk. 🙂

  4. Time…any bit of time… Time is far more precious. For Christmas, I want a space of time to write without feeling guilty that I should be doing something else.
    And some shiny new pens.
    And elf ear cuffs, just because. http://www.etsy.com/search?includes%5B%5D=tags&q=elf+ear+cuff

  5. I second Janeen with the time. And maybe some accountability to push me onwards…
    But yeah, I hate that Q too because I never have an answer and I get asked it. 😛
    As a reader there are a few dozen books that would be cool to own. XD

  6. A new chair to sit in while I write. Mine was quite a few years old when I got it, and I have used it quite a few more years after that.

  7. Great gift ideas, guys! I am so with y’all on the time to write without the guilt. As a homeschool mama of 3 with a disabled hubby, whenever I write during the day, I always feel there is something else I should be doing.

    And, Kristen…score! I want some new dress boots, too. Mine are packed away in storage, so I have no idea when I’ll get to see them again. 😦

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