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Road Trip Wednesday #58: Santa Baby...

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the Net,
Every writer was panicking, "What should I get?"
Having finally looked up
from that darned computer screen,
with a panic filled "It's December already?
It must be a bad dream!"

Fingers fly faster,
a deadline to meet.
Plus shopping and wrapping
and gingerbread treats.
In the poor writers head
there arose such a clatter,
spouses everywhere peek in
"Honey, WHAT is the matter?"

Incoherent babblings soon fill the air,
an idea rushes in, not a minute to spare.
With the power of technology
safe on their side,
finger fly faster,
a giddy-filled ride.

With a click of the mouse and a flip of the Visa,
express shipping for time, it couldn't be easier.
A satisfied smile, a pat on the back,
WIP is nearly complete, now time for a snack.

Single-handedly saved Christmas,
a job none too small.
Now back to the writing,
words don't write themselves, after all.

Welcome to our 58th Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors  post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our  own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get  everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.


This Week's Topic:
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!


Kaitlin: "A device that slaps me every time I chew on my sweatshirt strings."

Kate: "I started to write a brand new post in response, but when I looked back at the Writer's Wish List I wrote last year, it all still holds true."

Next week's topic:
TBA
Lee Bross

Lee lives her happily ever after on the coast of Maine where she has written Tangled Webs, her historical YA debut, and fantasy YA books Fates and Chaos under pen name Lanie Bross. She also writes contemporary books for New Adult under the name L.E. Bross, debuting with Right Where You Are.

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19 comments:

  1. This is so apt. Nine days to go and I haven't done a thing, too absorbed in revisions and a new wip ... well. Today's the day! *whips out the credit card* Thanks!

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  2. Just like writing a letter to Santa as a kid! Here's mine:

    www.amongdahlias.wordpress.com

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  3. This was WAY too much fun. :)

    http://seepamwrite.blogspot.com/2010/12/all-we-want-for-christmas.html

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  4. Awesome poem!!!

    I totally forgot it was Wednesday. *facepalm*

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  5. Great poem...afraid the season has managed to drag me away from my WIP for a bit.

    Here's mine. Warning: more serious than in my younger days.

    http://jennhoffine.blogspot.com/2010/12/road-trip-wednesday_15.html

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  6. Time. I want time... is that too much to ask?

    http://somethingelsetodistractme.blogspot.com/

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  7. So much fun! :)

    http://briallison.blogspot.com/2010/12/road-trip-wednesday-toys-and-shirtless.html

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  8. Oh I want lots of things... http://bit.ly/eow8kM

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  9. http://afoolsgoldenparadise.blogspot.com/2010/12/rtw-58-3-ways-to-increase-your-windfall.html

    Great poem--it gets a special mention in mine :)

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  10. I haven't played in a while, but this one is a good motivator!

    http://meredith4.blogspot.com/2010/12/rtwsanta-baby.html

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  11. So funny and true. I love it! The month has really flown by quickly!

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  12. What an awesome poem, Lee! Last year our Christmas party was 'Twas the Night Before Christmas themed and we made up a silly poem for our invititation, though it wasn't nearly as clever as yours.

    On a serious note, my answer this week.

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  13. Love the poem! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Here are mine :) I'm still waiting for the more hours in the day. *taps foot*

    http://writerschasm.blogspot.com/2010/12/rtw-santas-presents.html

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  15. Haha, I loved the poem! Here's my response (this one was fun): http://iamwriterhearmeroar.blogspot.com/2010/12/addressed-to-santa-santas-workshop.html

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  16. Lee, I adore your poem!! I didn't play this week. Suffice it to say, deadlines ate my homework. I second whoever said they wanted time!

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  17. http://wolfinthefable.blogspot.com/2010/12/rtw-christmas-y-u-so-stressful.html

    A bit late but I did write a new post! Lovely poem.

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  18. School has been a little crazy for me, so I haven't been participating as often as I'd like. But I did this time, even though it's posted a day later.

    http://celisedowns.com/blog/2010/12/15/rtw-51-all-i-want-for-christmas-is/

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