Tuesday, December 1, 2020



Though I wrote the following article several years ago, I want to rerun it for my wish to everyone is the same.--Ursula


Harry Harrison’s “May You Always” has become a holiday tradition for me. In the spirit of one of my favorite recordings, I would like to present my wish list to you.

  • May you get that one hour each day you need to write your work-in-progress.
  • May you sit in front of the computer and your writer’s block disappear.
  • May that plot twist that came to you before you went to sleep at night be with you when you wake up in the morning.
  • May you find the inspiration to complete the work-in-progress you had been putting off for years.
  • May you find a critique partner who offers you constructive criticism that helps strengthen your work.
  • If you get a rejection, may you find someone who’ll offer you a shoulder to cry on as well as give you the push you need to get back out there.
  • May your dream editor love your manuscript and offer you a contract.
  • May your edits go smoother than you expected.
  • On that stressful day, when nothing seemed to go your way, may you get a five-star review.
  • And, last but not least, may you experience good health and happiness during the holiday season and throughout the New Year.


Happy New Year!