Santa Wicket sees into your soul, naughty folks

In the spirit of the holidays, I give you a little ditty of mine about the woes of being a struggling writer. MSS is, of course, shorthand for manuscript. Enjoy and may my kitteh help make you ded of the cute this holiday season!


The Twelve Days of WriteMSS

aka, The Write-mare Before Christmas

(with apologies to the yuletide spirit)


On the first day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

A cartridge full of black ink.


On the second day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

Two white reams and

A cartridge full of black ink.


On the third day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

Three red pens

Two white reams and

A cartridge full of black ink.


On the fourth day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

Four copyedits

Three red pens

Two white reams and

A cartridge full of black ink.


On the fifth day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

Five weeks til deadline

Four copyedits

Three red pens

Two white reams and

A cartridge full of black ink.


On the sixth day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

Six weeks delaying

Five weeks til deadline

Four copyedits

Three red pens

Two white reams and

A cartridge full of black ink.


On the seventh day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

Seven scenes rewritten

Six weeks delaying

Five weeks til deadline

Four copyedits

Three red pens

Two white reams and

A cartridge full of black ink.


On the eighth day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

Eight chapters missing

Seven scenes rewritten

Six weeks delaying

Five weeks til deadline

Four copyedits

Three red pens

Two white reams and

A cartridge full of black ink.


On the ninth day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

Nine hard drives crashing

Eight chapters missing

Seven scenes rewritten

Six weeks delaying

Five weeks til deadline

Four copyedits

Three red pens

Two white reams and

A cartridge full of black ink.


On the tenth day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

Ten pages jamming

Nine hard drives crashing

Eight chapters missing

Seven scenes rewritten

Six weeks delaying

Five weeks til deadline

Four copyedits

Three red pens

Two white reams and

A cartridge full of black ink.


On the eleventh day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

Eleven deadlines passing

Ten pages jamming

Nine hard drives crashing

Eight chapters missing

Seven scenes rewritten

Six weeks delaying

Five weeks til deadline

Four copyedits

Three red pens

Two white reams and

A cartridge full of black ink.


On the twelfth day of WriteMSS my true love sent to me

Twelve works unfinished

Eleven deadlines passing

Ten pages jamming

Nine hard drives crashing

Eight chapters missing

Seven scenes rewritten

Six weeks delaying

Five weeks til deadline

Four copyedits

Three red pens

Two white reams and

a cartridge full of black ink.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Oh. My. God. That was great!

Damn, now that song is stuck in my head. I need more eggnog.

-Tom Gallier
Tez Miller said…
Wicket's facial expression leads me to believe that she's plotting your downfall for dressing her in that costume ;-)

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