Steeped in Sage and Onion

“There never was such a goose. Bob said he didn’t believe there ever was such a goose cooked. Its tenderness and flavor, size and cheapness were the themes of universal admiration. Eded out by apple-sauce and mashed potatoes, it was a sufficient dinner for the whole family; indeed, as Mrs. Cratchit said with great delight (surveying one small atom of a bone upon the dish) they hadn’t ate it all at last! Yet every one had had enough, and the youngest Cratchits in particular were steeped in sage and onion to the eyebrows.”
Charles Dickens (1812-1870). ‘A Christmas Carol’

It was a very good Christmas…family, friends, food and wonderful gifts. It’s hard to recover from all the festivities and get back to work but there are only 6 more days to achieve your writing goals for 2007. For me that’s one more story to edit and get in the post because this particular magazine doesn’t take email. What about you? Have you procrastinated something all year? Could you set your mind to it and get it together before New Year’s Eve?

Today, check Duotrope Digest’s Theme Calendar for the last submissions for the year or Google “writing contest December 31, 2007”. If you don’t have anything ready pick a January 31 goal and start writing. Remember that half the battle is starting. Now get back to work!

The Writing Nag

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2 Replies to “Steeped in Sage and Onion”

  1. Hey Writing Nag – just stopping by to wish you happy holidays and get a nag on!

    I have spent 2007 using my blog to hone my writing skills and get the flow going. In this time before the new year, I am meditating on and visualizing my goals for 2008. It’s time for me to get published!

    So, I will probably be stopping by for encouragement. Thanks for being there, and have a fabulous start to your new year.

  2. Thanks ohmyword! It is time for you to get published…a very “laugh out loud” natural writer. I can’t wait to hear about your successes in 2008. Happy New Year!

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