Fa La La La La. . . Christmas Carols for Writers

- by Emilie Richards

Victorian christmasI don’t know why I’ve rewritten Christmas carols to be more timely for the publishing industry. 

Why do writers do anything? 

But here are two of the six I’m sharing on my website blog this holiday and at Reading Group Guides.com.  

Happy Holidays. 

 

Cover Art, the Romance Writer’s Carol
sung to the tune of “Jingle Bells”

Chorus:

Cover art, cover art, racy all the way
Oh what fun it is to see what the artist has to say-ay

Cover art, cover art, racy all the way
Oh what fun it is to see what the artist drew today

Dashing for the mail
On the way to work one day
I spied an envelope, with postmarks bright and gay
I opened it with care, and stared at what I saw
A handsome man, a gorgeous babe, both lounging in the raw

***Chorus 

My editor is grim
My protest made no friends
Breasts and chests sell books,  I have to make amends
I promise I’ll be good, I won’t complain or whine
But when it hits the stores and shelves, I’ll claim it isn’t mine

Deck The Web, the Publicist’s Carol
sung to the tune of Deck the Halls
(add your own fa la las)

Deck the web with tidings jolly
Blog about your neighbor’s collie
Tweet about your sister’s coma
Anything to get some promo.

Simple websites are so easy
Ninety pages, light and breezy
Feature pets and cakes and weather
Books are fine, but gossip’s better.

Facebook, My Space are delightful
Every post should be insightful
Update morning, noon and evening
Write your books while fans are sleeping.

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