What I got for Christmas:
No, not actually Harry....just Harry's wand. Oh, I have wanted a wand for such a long time. I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter over the summer, but the wait to get into Olivander's was four hours or something equally absurd. Four hours? In Florida? In July?
No. I think not.
But my wonderful kiddos decided that it was just plain wrong for me to remain wandless. So far, I have stupified everyone in the house....and disarmed them.....and, conjured countless patronuses (or is the plural patroni?). Now I just need to wave it over my revisions:
Reworko chaptero sixo
I also got this:
And folks, this is so ultimately cool. You are not going to believe this, but on the lightsaber page, the lightsabers actually light up!!!
Now I just need to use the sabers to whack off about 2 chapters in my book......
Sensing a theme here?
Yes, I am revising.
And not on my own, but with the help of a very smart, very pointed, very helpful editorial letter.
Except that it is not easy. I keep having to remind myself that I need to look through future readers' eyes this time...not just my own. Future YOUNG readers.
And sometimes less is more....but the word count keeps creeping up.....
Hence the need for wands and lightsabers.
P.S. I also got chocolate, lots of it, you know, to recover from dementor attacks and such. I find that chocolate with salted caramel does the trick amazingly well.