Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chicken Soup and Santa

For you Chicken Soup for the Soul lovers, you better head on over to my pal, Sioux’s blog and get the scoop of the various book signings going on. All of my WWWP gals will be signing books that have their stories in them. Some other friends of mine will be there too! At least one of us WWWPs will run around cheering them on. I’m just grateful that they’re all at different times since they’re at different locations. I’m excited for them.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I may not be a Chicken Soup writer, even though I’m told I write better non-fiction than fiction.

One genre in fiction that I didn't think I could write was romance… humorous romance, and go figure, I’ve received a contract for my story to appear in Fifty Shades of Santa anthology. When I told my youngest daughter, Rita, she said, “That makes sense.”
“Well…you’ve been married four times.”
Gee, thanks Rita. I’m pretty sure that doesn’t qualify me to write humorous romance, but…

This is the same daughter who came home from kindergarten or first grade with a little booklet—a fill in the blank—I believe it was for Mother’s Day. My mom is good at _____________. My mom helps me with _______________. My mom says that I’m _________________. I can’t recall the exact wording, but they were filled in with sweet words written like a beginner, misspellings and all. 

The last fill-in sentence threw me for a loop in two ways. One, because it was on the negative side. It said, My mom isn’t very good at _______________. Two, was Rita’s answer. In all her innocence and honesty she fills in “finding a husband or boyfriend.” ACK. This was shortly after my third divorce.

We learn from our mistakes, eh? Maybe Rita’s right. She was right in first grade! When the book is out, you can decide for yourself. I still wonder…

Don’t forget, head over to Sioux’s page.


  1. Congrats, Lynn!

    And oh boy, Rita's answers are fun to read. I'm sure you didn't think it at the time, but kids do say the darnedest things ;)

  2. Good for you, Lynn! I am happy to hear about your new publishing! Sometimes we were meant to write things we did not about...we just write and let it fall where it may. Sounds like humor worked for you this time.

  3. Yeah, kids DO come up with some doozies sometimes.

    Congratulations on your "Fifty Shades of Santa" story, Lynn. It's a sweet, well-written story.

    Tag! You're it! (see my post today)

  4. Yay! So glad that your story will be in 50 Shades of Santa. I'm looking forward to seeing that book!

    Critter Alley

  5. yay for you Lynn! Santa has you on his nice list :)

  6. Congratulations, Lynn! I am so excited for you. I vividly remember Rita's "assignment". It is a reminder of her fantastic personality and your fantastic attitude!

  7. Kudos for your Santa publication!

    My boy did not even wait for an assignment to embarrass me at school. He announced that his dad pees off the porch, and explained that the picture he drew of me had big red hands from slapping him. Let the record show that the first was fact, the second fiction.

  8. Congratulations of having a story in Fifty Shades of Santa. And I love Rita's fill-in-the-blank answers.

  9. I'm so happy for you! And 'out of the mouths of babes'! heehee! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. Congratulations on your "Fifty Shades!!" You sure seem to have gotten it right this time. You are inspiring in more ways than one!

  11. Congratulations on Fifty Shades of Santa! Sounds a great read. I think your story will be perfect.

  12. LOL! Well, 4th try was the charm for you, and 3rd try for me. Love you, Lynn! I'll check out Sioux blog. Have fun, all of you.

    Kathy M.


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