by Francine Puckly
While the fresh-cut Christmas tree in my family room has gifts placed beneath it, the “extra” artificial tree in our sitting room sat barren for years. That is, until I started wrapping empty boxes and placing them under the branches. But those boxes are hardly empty to me. Every time I complete a manuscript, a new gift box is wrapped and labeled, as one main character bestows a gift upon another from the same story. And though I remain pre-published, this visual abundance of my accomplishments brings great joy each Christmas season. And I delight in wondering what might be placed inside each box if the characters actually gave out presents.
As we close this busy year with the busiest of months, let's take the time to count our blessings and abundances, lift a glass and toast our tenacity and dedication to our creative lives, and celebrate our loved ones and the avid supporters who have kept us on course.
24 Carrot Writing wishes you and yours peace and contentment as you tally your many achievements from 2015. We’re honored that you have joined us for this journey, and we look forward to bringing you more writing support in 2016! Just imagine what we'll accomplish in the New Year…and we have a bonus day to boot! What will we do with it? The possibilities are endless!
Francine, Amanda, Annie and Kelly
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