Twelve Days of Christmas (for Writers)

By Zara Alexis D. Garcia-Alvarez

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
A book by Tim’thy Findley!

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
Two e-book gloves
And a book by Tim’thy Findley!

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
Three Cross pens,
Two e-book gloves,
And a book by Tim’thy Findley!

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
Four spelling words,
Three Cross pens,
Two e-book gloves,
And a book by Tim’thy Findley!

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
Five galley proofs!
Four spelling words,
Three Cross pens,
Two e-book gloves,
And a book by Tim’thy Findley!

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
Six agents praying,
Five galley proofs!
Four spelling words,
Three Cross pens,
Two e-book gloves,
And a book by Tim’thy Findley!

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
Seven bookstore signings,
Six agents praying,
Five galley proofs!
Four spelling words,
Three Cross pens,
Two e-book gloves,
And a book by Tim’thy Findley!

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
Eight covers printing,
Seven bookstore signings,
Six agents praying,
Five galley proofs!
Four spelling words,
Three Cross pens,
Two e-book gloves,
And a book by Tim’thy Findley!

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
Nine authors steaming,
Eight covers printing,
Seven bookstore signings,
Six agents praying,
Five galley proofs!
Four spelling words,
Three Cross pens,
Two e-book gloves,
And a book by Tim’thy Findley!

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
Ten reviews shining,
Nine authors steaming,
Eight covers printing,
Seven bookstore signings,
Six agents praying,
Five galley proofs!
Four spelling words,
Three Cross pens,
Two e-book gloves,
And a book by Tim’thy Findley!

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
Eleven sales reps selling,
Ten reviews shining,
Nine authors steaming,
Eight covers printing,
Seven bookstore signings,
Six agents praying,
Five galley proofs!
Four spelling words,
Three Cross pens,
Two e-book gloves,
And a book by Tim’thy Findley!

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
Twelve publishers humming,
Eleven covers printing,
Ten reviews shining,
Nine authors steaming,
Eight covers printing,
Seven bookstore signings,
Six agents praying,
Five galley proofs!
Four spelling words,
Three Cross pens,
Two e-book gloves,
And a big, fat dictionary!

(c) Zara Alexis D. Garcia-Alvarez

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