‘Twas the Monday Before Christmas

December 21, 2009 | Karin's Blog | 26 comments

Merry Christmas!

And all through the house, not a keyboard was stirring, not even the mouse…

Okay that was lame, I’m actually burning up the keyboard.  My rewrites are going well.  They are labor intensive and as I read what I originally wrote, I wonder why my editor puts up with me.  I know I drive her crazy. 

But, I wanted to take today and say Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, and Happy Holidays to everyone!  It’s been a crazy year, but we’re all still standing!

I’m going to take the rest of the year off here at The Write Life.  I have the rewrite to turn in this Wednesday, and then I have to write the last third of the story and get it in by January 15th!     

I’ll be back with bells on Monday January 4th.

So, to those of you traveling, travel well and travel safe.  To those of you staying home this holiday season, may it bring you comfort and joy. 

See you next year!



PS, Isn’t she adorable?



  1. Edie

    What a sweetheart! You have a lot to be grateful for this Christmas.

    Happy Holidays! Have fun writing.

  2. HollyD

    Have a wonderful Christmas. I’m sure it will be wonderful with that gorgeous little girl to celebrate with.

    We will miss you. The faster the book is finished the sooner we can read it.

  3. Karin Tabke

    Edie she is just too damn cute!!

  4. Karin Tabke

    Thanks, Holly! I’ll be around if you need me for anything!

  5. virna

    So, so cute! And go you! — You’re burning up the keyboard!

  6. B.E. Sanderson

    Happy Holidays, Everyone! Success with your writing goals, Karin. See you when you get back. =o)

    And yes, she is adorable. Snuggle her up and have a wonderful first Christmas with your newest family member.

  7. Cybercliper

    Merry Christmas and here’s wishing everyone a happy, healthy, New Year!!!

  8. Avril

    Happy Holidays to you and the Fam, Karin. See you on the other side.

  9. LisaK

    Aaaaah, she’s such a cutie!

    May you – despite your stressy writer’s life – have peaceful and perhaps even relaxing holidays! See ya, you go, girl!

  10. J. Carson Black

    She’s gorgeous!

    …a future romantic suspense writer there, methinks? 🙂

  11. Terry Odell

    Enjoy! Time off, holiday spirit, grandbaby. Second cutest on the planet. Cutest girl, I’ll grant you that. But I’ve got an adorable first grandson and he doesn’t play second fiddle to anyone. Gram’s rule.

  12. Kendra

    What a cutie!

    At first I thought your post was going to be a poem by your husband. No Christmas poem this year?

    Have a great Christmas!

  13. Karin Tabke

    I’m getting there, Virna! Thnx for all your help!

  14. Karin Tabke

    Thank you, Beth!! And here’s wishing you success in 2010!

  15. Karin Tabke

    Cybercliper, I’m hoping 2010 keeps us all healthy!

  16. Karin Tabke

    Don’t party to hearty, Avril!

  17. Karin Tabke

    doh add another o to make that too

  18. Karin Tabke

    Thanks, Lisa, se is a cutie. My writer stress will abate for a few days after I hit send later tonight! Can. Not. Wait!

  19. Karin Tabke

    Hey, chica, I already have her at the keyboard! She types slow but were working on it!

  20. Karin Tabke

    Terry, thank you! I plan of enjoying it all!

  21. Karin Tabke

    Yes, Kendra, there is a Santa Claus! And he just delivered a poem into my hot little hands about an hour ago. It goes up Christmas Day!

    Rumor has it, he’s been commanded by Mrs. Claus to write one to bring in the New Year as well!

  22. Hubby

    …cause we need a little ditty
    A Christmas poem with pitty
    On all us struggling writers
    Still trying to get sold
    Yes we need a little ditty
    Right this very moment
    We need a Christmas poem right now…

  23. Liz Kreger

    OMG … she’s beyond beautiful, Karin. Your GD is a dolly.

    Is that a photo of your Christmas tree? If so … its gorgeous

  24. LaDonna

    Karin, I just want to smooch those precious cheekies! Too cute is right. I wish you the best holiday ever, and best of luck with those deadlines too! 🙂

  25. Mary Marvella

    How can you stop playing and cuddling with that precious little girl?

    Your writing schedule keeps me i awe!

  26. Mary Marvella

    in awe! Hit the submit button too soon.

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