A Word Wench’s 12 Days of Christmas

Anne here, making a brief departure from posts of Christmas past, and wishing you all the best for the holiday season with A Word Wench's 12 Days of Christmas…

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary. Ericpartridge

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent sent to me, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

Mangas  On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

5goldenritas On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary. Wenchwriter4

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me eight wenches writing, a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me nine ladies dancing, eight wenches writing, a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary. 9ladies

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me ten lairds for loving, nine ladies dancing, eight wenches writing, a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me eleven warm fan letters, ten lairds for loving, nine ladies dancing, eight wenches writing, a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me twelve …………  ……………………………, eleven warm fan letters, ten lords a'loving, nine ladies dancing, eight wenches writing, a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

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Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to fill in the blank above — twelve what? Whoever gives the best answer will win a copy of my Christmas novella The Virtuous Widow. And don't forget the wench basket of books giveaway that anyone who comments is eligible for. 

And if you don't feel like word play, just tell us where you are and what you've been doing over the holidays.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe and have a peaceful and happy holiday. All the very best, Anne

 

165 thoughts on “A Word Wench’s 12 Days of Christmas”

  1. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me … a twelve day extension!
    (Something every Wench would to find in her Christmas stocking…)
    LOVE the song, Anne!
    Susan

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  2. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me … a twelve day extension!
    (Something every Wench would to find in her Christmas stocking…)
    LOVE the song, Anne!
    Susan

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  3. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me … a twelve day extension!
    (Something every Wench would to find in her Christmas stocking…)
    LOVE the song, Anne!
    Susan

    Reply
  4. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me … a twelve day extension!
    (Something every Wench would to find in her Christmas stocking…)
    LOVE the song, Anne!
    Susan

    Reply
  5. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me … a twelve day extension!
    (Something every Wench would to find in her Christmas stocking…)
    LOVE the song, Anne!
    Susan

    Reply
  6. My true love sent to me 12 perfect writing days….you know the ones when every word that comes from your fingertips is gold, the characters cooperate and the word count is amazing.

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  7. My true love sent to me 12 perfect writing days….you know the ones when every word that comes from your fingertips is gold, the characters cooperate and the word count is amazing.

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  8. My true love sent to me 12 perfect writing days….you know the ones when every word that comes from your fingertips is gold, the characters cooperate and the word count is amazing.

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  9. My true love sent to me 12 perfect writing days….you know the ones when every word that comes from your fingertips is gold, the characters cooperate and the word count is amazing.

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  10. My true love sent to me 12 perfect writing days….you know the ones when every word that comes from your fingertips is gold, the characters cooperate and the word count is amazing.

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  11. Twelve “Number One Spots” on the top twelve bestseller lists…and a partridge in a pear tree (just for the heck of it) ; )

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  12. Twelve “Number One Spots” on the top twelve bestseller lists…and a partridge in a pear tree (just for the heck of it) ; )

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  13. Twelve “Number One Spots” on the top twelve bestseller lists…and a partridge in a pear tree (just for the heck of it) ; )

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  14. Twelve “Number One Spots” on the top twelve bestseller lists…and a partridge in a pear tree (just for the heck of it) ; )

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  15. Twelve “Number One Spots” on the top twelve bestseller lists…and a partridge in a pear tree (just for the heck of it) ; )

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  16. Twelve fail-proof ideas
    or
    Twelve new foreign sales
    or
    Twelve friends a’selling (I like to share the wealth.)
    As for Christmas, we just enjoyed a white Christmas, the first in more than a century in this part of Georgia. I lack the words to convey how excited the kids were–and the rest of us were almost as thrilled.

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  17. Twelve fail-proof ideas
    or
    Twelve new foreign sales
    or
    Twelve friends a’selling (I like to share the wealth.)
    As for Christmas, we just enjoyed a white Christmas, the first in more than a century in this part of Georgia. I lack the words to convey how excited the kids were–and the rest of us were almost as thrilled.

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  18. Twelve fail-proof ideas
    or
    Twelve new foreign sales
    or
    Twelve friends a’selling (I like to share the wealth.)
    As for Christmas, we just enjoyed a white Christmas, the first in more than a century in this part of Georgia. I lack the words to convey how excited the kids were–and the rest of us were almost as thrilled.

    Reply
  19. Twelve fail-proof ideas
    or
    Twelve new foreign sales
    or
    Twelve friends a’selling (I like to share the wealth.)
    As for Christmas, we just enjoyed a white Christmas, the first in more than a century in this part of Georgia. I lack the words to convey how excited the kids were–and the rest of us were almost as thrilled.

    Reply
  20. Twelve fail-proof ideas
    or
    Twelve new foreign sales
    or
    Twelve friends a’selling (I like to share the wealth.)
    As for Christmas, we just enjoyed a white Christmas, the first in more than a century in this part of Georgia. I lack the words to convey how excited the kids were–and the rest of us were almost as thrilled.

    Reply
  21. Twelve more days off work so as I can catch on some reading LOL
    Love the song Anne
    I do hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas
    Have Fun
    Helen

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  22. Twelve more days off work so as I can catch on some reading LOL
    Love the song Anne
    I do hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas
    Have Fun
    Helen

    Reply
  23. Twelve more days off work so as I can catch on some reading LOL
    Love the song Anne
    I do hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas
    Have Fun
    Helen

    Reply
  24. Twelve more days off work so as I can catch on some reading LOL
    Love the song Anne
    I do hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas
    Have Fun
    Helen

    Reply
  25. Twelve more days off work so as I can catch on some reading LOL
    Love the song Anne
    I do hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas
    Have Fun
    Helen

    Reply
  26. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…copy edits with only twelve changes…
    Oh well, one can wish, yes? ;o)
    Love the song, Anne.
    Merry Christmas to all the Wenches. (yes, I know, it’s belated, but I was offline two weeks with a hard drive crash. Can we say DT’s????)

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  27. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…copy edits with only twelve changes…
    Oh well, one can wish, yes? ;o)
    Love the song, Anne.
    Merry Christmas to all the Wenches. (yes, I know, it’s belated, but I was offline two weeks with a hard drive crash. Can we say DT’s????)

    Reply
  28. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…copy edits with only twelve changes…
    Oh well, one can wish, yes? ;o)
    Love the song, Anne.
    Merry Christmas to all the Wenches. (yes, I know, it’s belated, but I was offline two weeks with a hard drive crash. Can we say DT’s????)

    Reply
  29. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…copy edits with only twelve changes…
    Oh well, one can wish, yes? ;o)
    Love the song, Anne.
    Merry Christmas to all the Wenches. (yes, I know, it’s belated, but I was offline two weeks with a hard drive crash. Can we say DT’s????)

    Reply
  30. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…copy edits with only twelve changes…
    Oh well, one can wish, yes? ;o)
    Love the song, Anne.
    Merry Christmas to all the Wenches. (yes, I know, it’s belated, but I was offline two weeks with a hard drive crash. Can we say DT’s????)

    Reply
  31. Twelve awesome Romance, suspense, with HEA books. Love my historical, romance with suspense and of course HEA. If I am going to wish I want it all. lol
    Great post.
    Hope your Christmas was wonderful to you and your New Year will be the brightest in 2011.
    misskallie2000

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  32. Twelve awesome Romance, suspense, with HEA books. Love my historical, romance with suspense and of course HEA. If I am going to wish I want it all. lol
    Great post.
    Hope your Christmas was wonderful to you and your New Year will be the brightest in 2011.
    misskallie2000

    Reply
  33. Twelve awesome Romance, suspense, with HEA books. Love my historical, romance with suspense and of course HEA. If I am going to wish I want it all. lol
    Great post.
    Hope your Christmas was wonderful to you and your New Year will be the brightest in 2011.
    misskallie2000

    Reply
  34. Twelve awesome Romance, suspense, with HEA books. Love my historical, romance with suspense and of course HEA. If I am going to wish I want it all. lol
    Great post.
    Hope your Christmas was wonderful to you and your New Year will be the brightest in 2011.
    misskallie2000

    Reply
  35. Twelve awesome Romance, suspense, with HEA books. Love my historical, romance with suspense and of course HEA. If I am going to wish I want it all. lol
    Great post.
    Hope your Christmas was wonderful to you and your New Year will be the brightest in 2011.
    misskallie2000

    Reply
  36. What about twelve dreams fulfilled?
    Thank you all for a year of fascinating posts; can’t wait to see what next year brings! It can only be good as long as you ladies are writing.

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  37. What about twelve dreams fulfilled?
    Thank you all for a year of fascinating posts; can’t wait to see what next year brings! It can only be good as long as you ladies are writing.

    Reply
  38. What about twelve dreams fulfilled?
    Thank you all for a year of fascinating posts; can’t wait to see what next year brings! It can only be good as long as you ladies are writing.

    Reply
  39. What about twelve dreams fulfilled?
    Thank you all for a year of fascinating posts; can’t wait to see what next year brings! It can only be good as long as you ladies are writing.

    Reply
  40. What about twelve dreams fulfilled?
    Thank you all for a year of fascinating posts; can’t wait to see what next year brings! It can only be good as long as you ladies are writing.

    Reply
  41. Twelve Samoans drumming …
    As you would see at any Luau in Hawaii …
    Where the weather is warm and the only “white blanket” is sand!
    Your Twelves Days of Christmas gave me a smile after a long day sightseeing with visiting relatives!
    So perhaps I should change my entry to 12 hours of sleep!

    Reply
  42. Twelve Samoans drumming …
    As you would see at any Luau in Hawaii …
    Where the weather is warm and the only “white blanket” is sand!
    Your Twelves Days of Christmas gave me a smile after a long day sightseeing with visiting relatives!
    So perhaps I should change my entry to 12 hours of sleep!

    Reply
  43. Twelve Samoans drumming …
    As you would see at any Luau in Hawaii …
    Where the weather is warm and the only “white blanket” is sand!
    Your Twelves Days of Christmas gave me a smile after a long day sightseeing with visiting relatives!
    So perhaps I should change my entry to 12 hours of sleep!

    Reply
  44. Twelve Samoans drumming …
    As you would see at any Luau in Hawaii …
    Where the weather is warm and the only “white blanket” is sand!
    Your Twelves Days of Christmas gave me a smile after a long day sightseeing with visiting relatives!
    So perhaps I should change my entry to 12 hours of sleep!

    Reply
  45. Twelve Samoans drumming …
    As you would see at any Luau in Hawaii …
    Where the weather is warm and the only “white blanket” is sand!
    Your Twelves Days of Christmas gave me a smile after a long day sightseeing with visiting relatives!
    So perhaps I should change my entry to 12 hours of sleep!

    Reply
  46. Twelve days of good health & well-being. Family members rely on the one who chauffers all the young ones, cooks the turkey dinner, bakes cookies, pie, & cake, sits in the auto repair shop lounge for the fuel pump to be replaced on the SUV, and says at the end of the holidays, “Well, wasn’t that fun? Can’t wait for next year.”

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  47. Twelve days of good health & well-being. Family members rely on the one who chauffers all the young ones, cooks the turkey dinner, bakes cookies, pie, & cake, sits in the auto repair shop lounge for the fuel pump to be replaced on the SUV, and says at the end of the holidays, “Well, wasn’t that fun? Can’t wait for next year.”

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  48. Twelve days of good health & well-being. Family members rely on the one who chauffers all the young ones, cooks the turkey dinner, bakes cookies, pie, & cake, sits in the auto repair shop lounge for the fuel pump to be replaced on the SUV, and says at the end of the holidays, “Well, wasn’t that fun? Can’t wait for next year.”

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  49. Twelve days of good health & well-being. Family members rely on the one who chauffers all the young ones, cooks the turkey dinner, bakes cookies, pie, & cake, sits in the auto repair shop lounge for the fuel pump to be replaced on the SUV, and says at the end of the holidays, “Well, wasn’t that fun? Can’t wait for next year.”

    Reply
  50. Twelve days of good health & well-being. Family members rely on the one who chauffers all the young ones, cooks the turkey dinner, bakes cookies, pie, & cake, sits in the auto repair shop lounge for the fuel pump to be replaced on the SUV, and says at the end of the holidays, “Well, wasn’t that fun? Can’t wait for next year.”

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