Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas and Critiques for You

My Christmas was lovely! We woke up a little before nine and then woke the kids up. In a few years, I'm sure that'll change and the boys will wake us up! After opening presents, we went to Mass. Santa forgot his sack and there were a few more presents for the boys inside so that was an added bonus for them. :)

After that, we visit hubby's dad and then had Christmas dinner at one of his aunt's houses. It was delicious! Then we returned home and spent the rest of the day together as a family. It was a wonderful day.

Hubby got me a few books - Inheritance, The Vampire in Lore and Legend, and Werewolves: A Field Guide to Shapeshifters, Lycanthropes, and Man-Beasts.They all look awesome so I can't wait to start reading them! He also got me a few DVDs and some clothes (sports apparel - love the Philadelphia Eagles T-shirts he got me!) But the nicest present was a painted wooden figurine of a kneeling Santa holding baby Jesus in front of a manger scene. Just beautiful.

I hope your Christmases were all just as nice!

For those of you who have been following my blog for awhile will remember that I gave away Critiques for Christmas. Although Christmas has already passed, I still want to do this again this year.

You have the choice of a:

Query critique
Synopsis critique
First page critique

All I ask is that you follow my blog. It would be great if you could spread the word, but that's not necessary.

Email me at Nicole.Zoltack@gmail.com with your query, synopsis, or first page.

Critiques will be done in a first come, first served basis. If I get an overwhelming respond, I might have to put a cap on how many critiques I can handle. But we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Now it's time for me to get ready for Olive Garden. Hubby and I (and the boys) are going out in honor of us starting dating 9 years ago today. Boy does time fly!

18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Then this is what I will highlight on Monday - cool, Nicole!

Erin Kane Spock said...

Glad your Christmas went well. I can't believe it's over already. That's great that you're giving critiques for Christmas. Best gift ever. :)

Dawn Malone said...

Happy to hear you had a wonderful Christmas. The books under the tree alone would make my day extra sweet!

Jemi Fraser said...

Time does indeed fly!

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas - hope your 2012 is just as great! :)

Christine Rains said...

I'm happy you had a great Christmas! With Rapunzil in your belly, your new year is going to be an adventure. You're so generous to make this offer too.

Cortney Pearson said...

Glad you had a nice Christmas! Thanks for giving the critiques! :D

Peggy Eddleman said...

It sounds like you had a great Christmas! With great books!

And that offer of a critiques is awesome! You're so sweet!

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

Wow! how generous! Sounds like you had a great holiday!! Looking forward to a new year!!!

Beth said...

Thanks for the critiques. And it's awesome you celebrate the day you started dating.

Huntress said...

Oh, Wow! What a fantastic (and timely) offer. I hope I am not too late for a query crit.

Huntress said...

For you, an unconditional award, Blog on Fire.

Come to my site and cart it off. Nothing else is required.

Thank you for a great blog and your generosity.

Cherie Reich said...

It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas, and you're so thoughtful to offer critiques. :D

Ann said...

Your Christmas sounds heavenly.....and you got to sleep until 9 on Christmas morning...count your blessing!!!

Have a wonderful New Years Nicole. Wishing you all good things for 2012.....

Christina Farley said...

Merry Christmas and I hope your new years if full of amazing things. Hope you had fun at Olive Garden. Love their breadsticks!

Claire Hennessy said...

Sounds like a lovely Christmas. My hubby bought me loads of books too and I'm finding it difficult to put them down and do some blogging. What a great Christmas offer. Do you critique any genre?

Nicole Zoltack said...

Ah, the problem of having too many good books to read. Such a hardship, right, Claire? I will critique any genre.

RachelMaryBean said...

Happy Anniversary! It was nine years from the day I met my husband on the 28th. :) We'll have been married eight years in Feb.
I think it's awesome you are offering to critique. Thanks for the generous offer, I will take you up on it. :)

Jess said...

Glad you had a great Christmas!!