Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas everyone!

The above is an image of the Pohutakawa Tree – NZ’s very own Christmas Tree. Now, I hate to be smug but Christmas in NZ means summer and sand and the beach so think of me while you’re shivering beside your fires…

Actually, I’m quite jealous in some ways. I’d love to have a white Christmas. But sadly unless an Ice Age comes to NZ in the next couple of days, that won’t be happening (and just as well really since we’re going to be in a tent).

Anyway, I will be on holiday for the next 10 days (with no web access! Argh!) so I hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas and lovely New Year. The ed has told me she’ll get to my partial in the New Year so at least there won’t be an R in my Christmas stocking (but there better be a present, okay, husband?). 🙂

Here’s hoping for a great 2011 with lots of sales!

*passes round mulled wine for Northern Hemisphere visitors and a nice cold lager for those in the Southern Hemisphere*

Oh and super congrats to my lovely CP Maisey Yates who just sold her sixth (yes?) book! This is a fabulous story that Maisey worked incredibly hard on and it’s going to be so exciting to see it in print! Big yays for the Frenchman!

17 thoughts on “Happy Christmas!”

  1. Rach – Merry Xmas back at you, m’dear!! I will enjoy the tent as much as I can (is it possible to actually enjoy being in a tent??) and I’m crossing fingers for 2011 for us BOTH! xx

  2. Joanne – Merry Christmas to you too! To be honest, I’m kind of jealous of your snow, yes I am. Just for one day it would be nice to have it. And then we’ll send it all back. 🙂

  3. Jackie – I am not sure it is possible, but I wish you a happy Christmas despite the tent.

    And I’m glad I’m not the only one feeling guilty for complaining when the temperature dips below 50F (that really is winter here!)

  4. We can dream of a white Christmas together Jackie! Seriously have a fabulous Christmas break – but with no internet you had better take a couple of pens and a big notepad because I’m willing to bet you get at least one wonderful idea while you’re relaxing. *Surreptitiously swaps lager for bubbly* Here’s to a lovely Christmas and I look forward to chatting (maybe even meeting) with you next year.

    Big cyber hugs and kisses
    Elissa XXOO

  5. LOL! Only a writer would find a holiday hard because of a lack of internet access 🙂 Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and may a book contract wallop you over the head when you get back 😉

  6. Julia – Lol! Thanks. Actually the tent isn’t too bad – when sunny. I hope it stays that way. Hope you have a lovely Christmas too!

    Elissa – I may have no net access but I do have…the iPad!! Hehe. And lovely it is to write on too. I will also swap my lager for bubbly – can’t think why I put on lager since I’m not a beer girl. Terrible faux pas… anyway, yes, I am coming to the RWAus Conf next year so I hope to see you there too!
    Cyber hugs back to you and have a wonderful Chrissy!

    Julie – you have a great Christmas too. I’ll hopefully enjoy the tent. And I’ll be having bubbles rather than beer but it’s all good. 🙂

    Lacey – that’s the kind of hit I could definitely handle, lol! Though it may take months/years to eventually land. You have a fab Christmas yourself! I won’t be entirely without net access – my iPhone can still download my email. Thank God! 🙂

  7. *sniff* I for one am not jealous. I love my chilly weather…frost out my window, snow in the mountains, candles on my desk…lovely.

    And thanks for the congrats and thank you for helping me make it through.

  8. Arriving late and I know it’s not Christmas anymore in your part of the world, but we still have over an hour left, so I’m still going to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

    XX

  9. Hope you had a lovely Christmas, Jackie! and here’s to a fabulous New Year, with a ‘i love you’ from the editor! I received an R from M&B on Christmas eve, the ed reading my partial promised to get back by Christmas, and she did. I was disappointed, I can’t pretend that I wasn’t. But it was an R full of good words, encouragement and gave me heart that perhaps I’m getting closer. And I could eat my Christmas dinner with my last sub behind me. I got revisions too, in December for a new story with WR. So I have work to do. And 2011 is going to be the year I finally crack M&B (grits teeth and waves fist heroically in the air). Bring it on!

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