Monday, 19 December 2011

Happy Christmas to you

Dear Lovely Blog Readers,
Good news: you can have a short rest from me! I am taking a break. I've got family coming for Christmas, much entertaining to do, a husband and daughters to love, friends to cook for, and a self that also needs a little bit of care and relaxation. I then have a daughter who is going to South Africa on January 5th, for a few months with a documentary film-making company, and I don't want to be blogging when I could be nagging  supporting her. (I also need to watch her make a trailer for Write a Great Synopsis, to match the brilliance of her one for Mondays are Red.)

I will be back in action on Monday January 9th, and I'll be preparing to publish Write a Great Synopsis a week or so later. To whet your appetite, I'll tell you that I've had phenomenal response from the writers who've seen it. Carole Blake, literary agent par excellence, has called it "pure gold."

Meanwhile,
Dear Lovely Blog Readers
Wishing you all a very relaxing 
and reviving holiday 
and a 2012 which brings 
at least as much success 
as you deserve



 (Those were pics from last winter - I'm hoping we will get nothing like that this year.)
Keep safe, nurture your muses and look after your loved ones.

Happy Christmas
With very best wishes,
Crabbit xx


 

37 comments:

JoMacdonald said...

Merry Christmas Nicola. Have a great break.
Your advice through the blog and Write to be Published has been an enormous help to me this year so thank you!
Jo x

Miriam Drori said...

Happy Christmas, Nicola. And enjoy the break (although it doesn't sound as if it's going to be so relaxing).

Patsy said...

Have a happy, non crabbitty Christmas.

M Louise Kelly said...

Enjoy the change of rhythm and hope some christmas magic leaves its sparkle on top of all your exploits. Happy Christmas and thaks for all your help this year.

widdershins said...

Back at'cha Crabbity.

Christine Murray said...

Merry Christmas! Hope you have a good one :)

Nicola Morgan said...

Thank you, all. I really really do wish you the best possible Christmas. I love Christmas and it makes me very uncrabbity! But I know some people have a tough time and I'm extra aware of that this year as some close friends had a terrible tragedy only three weeks ago, which I'm thinking about a lot. I haven't spoken about it because it's their private grief, but I'm thinking about them and worrying about them.

Most of all I wish everyone a positive 2012.

Vee said...

Have a good one O Crabbit One. Will look forward to you being back in the blogseat in January.

catdownunder said...

Have a purr-fect Christmas and an even Happurrier New Year. Here's to WAGS!

Dan Holloway said...

Have a wonderful festive season and see you in the new year
:)

JO said...

I hope you have a wonderful family Christmas - thanks for all the advice and crabbitness you've thrown at us this year.

Ellen Brickley said...

Merry Christmas, Nicola, thanks for all your posts this year!

Old Kitty said...

Happy Christmas to you!
Happy Christmas to you!
Happy Christmas to you-hooo!
Happy Christmas to you!!!

Hip hip hoooray!!

Take care
x

JeffO said...

Thank you very much and right back to you. Enjoy your break, your company, and your holiday.

Sally Zigmond said...

Nicola. Have a very happy and relaxed Christmas. You have been a continued inspiration throughout the past year. I am so looking forward to Write a Great Synopsis. It couldn't have come at a better time for me.

E.Maree said...

"Carole Blake, literary agent par excellence, has called it "pure gold."

Oooh! I'm a huge fan of Carole and her Twitter wisdom (not to mention the wonderful From 'Pitch to Publication') so this book just went from a 'must-buy' to an 'I NEED IT NOW'. Looking forward to buying it!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Nicola.

bookwitch said...

What a relief! I mean, how will I cope?
Come back soon.
(Does this mean you won't notice what I get up to behind your back?)

Nicola Morgan said...

Bookwitch - I'm having a holiday, not falling asleep. Of course I'll notice. *frowns warningly*

Marisa Birns said...

Happy Christmas, Nicola. See you next year.

Jesse @ Books 4 Teens said...

I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

(And nowhere near as much snow as last year!) :D

Katalin Havasi said...

Merry Christmas, Nicola.

Thanks for all the help and kindness you've given us this year.

God bless you all.

Neal... said...

Merry Xmas Nicola! Only fairly recently discovered the blog, and I'm looking forward to a full year of inspirational insight and advice in 2012

Have a lovely festive season with your family.

Charlie Rice said...

Merry Christmas Nicola. Thank you for another year of useful and entertaining posts. Have some nog.

BucksWriter said...

Merry Christmas Crabbit Mistress, with beaucoup wassailing too!

Nicky Schmidt said...

Have a wonderful and very Happy Christmas Nicola and family! Hope also to perhaps see you in 2012...!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Happy Christmas, Nicola. Vx

Nicole Zoltack said...

Have a great break and Merry Christmas!

Helen Yendall said...

Merry Christmas, Nicola. I've enjoyed your blog and no-nonsense advice this year (when I sent you a piece for the guest crabbit-slot, you told me in no uncertain terms what was wrong with it! And that's just what I needed! Thank you). I too have friends going through a very rough time this Christmas, so I appreciate what you're saying. It's not a great time for everyone.
Look forward to reading more from you in the New Year. Enjoy the break. Helen

Helen said...

Happy Christmas Nicola (and dog). Thank you for all the great advice you've dispensed over the last year.

David Griffin said...

A great Christmas to you and family, Nicola!

You've helped me a lot this year (that's not to say you didn't last year...) so thank you very much!



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Melinda Szymanik said...

you've been a continuous source of good advice and inspiration for me this year - Thank you!! Have a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful and relaxing holiday

from the (sometimes) summery antipodes
cheers
Melinda

sheilamcperry said...

Merry Christmas, Nicola, and have a good rest - it seems as if you must need one with all the fantastic activities and help you've given to other writers.
(I too am hoping we don't get anything like your winter pics!)

Carolb said...

Merry Christmas Nicola. Enjoy the break and build your strength for another year of great Crabbity advice- you are very much appreciated.

Tamlyn said...

Merry Christmas :)
I've never seen snow, I'll gladly take some of yours *wistful*

chillcat said...

Buon Natale! I am enjoying this very vigorous blog and wish you well for 2012. Ciao cat

Joy said...

Merry Christmas, Nicola and all the best for the New Year!!
Thanks heaps for all your advice and the wonderfulness that is your blog! xx

C D Meetens said...

Happy Christmas, Nicola. Thanks for all your help and advice through the blog and your books. (And I'm hoping the snow stays away too.)