12 days of christmas for writers

As the holiday season wraps up, we thought we’d take a little break from our regularly scheduled educational, inspirational writing career content to bring you something a little fun…a tongue-in-cheek take on the classic 12 Days of Christmas from the point of view of us writers!

Enjoy!

The 12 Days of Writing

On my first day of writing, my muse she brought to me
A blank page with nothing there for me

On my second day of writing, my muse she brought to me
Two cups of coffee
And a blank page with nothing there for me

On my third day of writing, my muse she brought to me
Three hours of procrastination
Two cups of coffee
And a blank page with nothing there for me

On my fourth day of writing, my muse she brought to me
Four bad ideas
Three hours of procrastination
Two cups of coffee
And a blank page with nothing there for me

On my fifth day of writing, my muse she brought to me
Five family interruptions
Four bad ideas
Three hours of procrastination
Two cups of coffee
And a blank page with nothing there for me

On my sixth day of writing, my muse she brought to me
Six visits to Facebook
Five family interruptions
Four bad ideas
Three hours of procrastination
Two cups of coffee
And a blank page with nothing there for me

On my seventh day of writing, my muse she brought to me
Seven research rabbit holes
Six visits to Facebook
Five family interruptions
Four bad ideas
Three hours of procrastination
Two cups of coffee
And a blank page with nothing there for me

On my eighth day of writing, my muse she brought to me
Eight inspirations
Seven research rabbit holes
Six visits to Facebook
Five family interruptions
Four bad ideas
Three hours of procrastination
Two cups of coffee
And a blank page with nothing there for me

On my ninth day of writing, my muse she brought to me
Nine wrong critiques
Eight inspirations
Seven research rabbit holes
Six visits to Facebook
Five family interruptions
Four bad ideas
Three hours of procrastination
Two cups of coffee
And a blank page with nothing there for me

On my tenth day of writing,  my muse she brought to me
Ten computer problems
Nine wrong critiques
Eight inspirations
Seven research rabbit holes
Six visits to Facebook
Five family interruptions
Four bad ideas
Three hours of procrastination
Two cups of coffee
And a blank page with nothing there for me

On my eleventh day of writing, my muse she brought to me
Eleven hours of editing
Ten computer problems
Nine wrong critiques
Eight inspirations
Seven research rabbit holes
Six visits to Facebook
Five family interruptions
Four bad ideas
Three hours of procrastination
Two cups of coffee
And a blank page with nothing there for me

On my twelfth day of writing, my muse she brought to me
Twelve words I’m proud of
Eleven hours of editing
Ten computer problems
Nine wrong critiques
Eight inspirations
Seven research rabbit holes
Six visits to Facebook
Five family interruptions
Four bad ideas
Three hours of procrastination
Two cups of coffee
And a blank page with nothing there for me

Do you feel like there’s a blank page with nothing there for you? Check out some of our other posts to get your inspiration on and build your writing practice!

  1. Vintage Inspiration: Using Old Postcards To Jump-Start Your Stories
  2. Picture It: How To Make An Inspiration Board
  3. Gratitude Journals: How and Why to Start Being Mindfully Thankful
  4. How to Ditch Your Limiting Beliefs and Build Your Best Life
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Jason Brick

Jason Brick is a professional writer, martial artist, travel addict, and dad whose work has been published across multiple genres and formats. He has contributed over 3,000 articles and short stories to print magazines and online sites on topics ranging from home improvement, to health and wellness, to cocktail recipes, to small business management. Some of Jason’s top-level corporate clients include Black Belt and Thrillist magazines, American Express, Intuit, and Mint.com. Find him online at Brick Comma Jason.

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