Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Addressed to: Santa, Santa's Workshop, North Pole
Today's question is... *rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr* (that was a drumroll)...
You spot Santa at the mall, climb onto his lap, and whisper that you've been a good boy or girl in his ear. What do you want Santa to bring you this year? Go wild! Have fun! After all, you earned it!
Okay, first of all what is Santa -the real Santa- doing at the mall? Shouldn't he be instruction his elves or spying on little girls and boys or something? Either that or like Dumbledore, he is keeping everyone safe with a twinkle in his eye. (HP is all I'm reading right now, hence all the HP comparisons).
Second of all, as far as getting a "writing wishlist", I so have not earned it. Aside from this blog, and English assignments, I have not worked a single minute on my "WIP" (Is it WIP or WiP?) Alas, I will still create a writer's wishlist, hoping upon hope that Dumbledore *ahem* Santa will give me a second chance. (And a third. And a fourth. And a fifth... and so forth and so forth...)
I provide for you in the following letter Gracie's Wish List for an Ideal Writer's Christmas. I hope you will forgive previous mistakes and procrastinations I have made in this busy time, and consider my requests. I will now present my wishes in a numbered list form, since I like to be extremely organized, and I drop into random spasms when my things like lists are not organized properly. Now, I will begin my list-making.
1. Time. Santa, kidnap Father Time for me and stuff him in a sack. Have him wait, about three days, while I finish everything from homework to Christmas card-making to present wrapping. Then, he may come out and live life normally while I savour the work-free days I have left.
2. Fun. Once you have rid me of that annoying clock, ticking away hours and yelling at me "YOU STILL HAVE STUFF TO DO", please provide me with fun. This is essential to my health, as laughter (proven scientifically) is the best medicine. Not that I don't have fun in my life, but arrange it so that there is time for not just me, but every one of my friends to get together and simply hang out.
3. Motivation. Santa, please kick me in the rear, do whatever it takes to get me to continue to write and work and spit out words each day, no matter what.
4. Brilliance. I know, Santa, this may be asking a bit much, but I would love for brilliance. Not necessarily in intelligence, but in my ideas. I need an idea that is unique and fun, for me to write and others to read.
5. The ability to write short stories. This is a helpful skill, Santa, and I seem to just not be able to acquire brilliant ideas (see number 4) to write these short stories.
6. Anyway possible so I can travel. Experiencing different things is a key part in acquiring ideas (see four and five). This can be acheived through travelling, something I have always wanted to do.
P.S. I wouldn't mind a variety of a hundred chocolate mints, either.