Are you Naughty or Nice?

Hey all,
I reckon I’m nice but with a naughty mind. 😊😜😏😉
But I can also be naughty with a nice mind – which sounds kind of weird, truthfully. 
In any case, I hope I’ve been nice enough this year that Santa will be kind to me. I figure that’s a fair call when I’ve behaved myself each and every time there’s been a stuff up during the year. I mean…..I could have ranted and raved and stamped my foot in a temper tantrum when the cover designer I’d paid a deposit to, completely didn’t understand what I was describing to him and kept doing absolutely awful pictures, one after the other. 
But I didn’t.
I could have screamed and carried on every time I had to rewrite pages and pages worth of Unveiled because it wasn’t going the way I wanted.
But I didn’t.
I could have completely lost my tiny little mind every time the Dragon came and stabbed me with her rude Claws Of Evil. Who’s the Dragon, you ask? Why, she is the soul-sucking, putrid and maniacal beast of Self-Doubt. The Queen of Mayhem and Misery. I could have……
But I didn’t. 
No. What I did was put on my Big Girl Pants and get on with it. Now, mind you, that doesn’t mean I managed to do that so easily and within days of the set back. 
Oh nooooo. I wish. 
In some instances, I was down for the count for days or weeks at a time. My bounce-back ability isn’t as strong or quick as it was in my twenties. ( and I won’t get into all the physical and mental issues I have to deal with on a daily basis, because that’s not entertaining for any one). But even though sometimes it would take me soooo long to pick my butt off the ground, I would get there. 
I call them my Turtle Days – you know the ones…. painfully slow and difficult days where you just wanna stick your head in your house and hide. I have too many of those but I’m not alone there…..I know this to be very true for many people. But we all soldier on the best we can. 
On the other hand, I’ve had some amazing people around me all year who have kicked and prodded me along, who have helped save my sanity and helped me figure things out. Whether it was website related, book cover design or feedback on the writing/editing process, I was lucky enough to be surrounded all year with some truly awesome people, each of whom deserves medals for their kind and generous hearts. And for their patience. You know who you are and I’m filled with gratitude for your friendship and support and for not letting me give up. If there was one word that summed up my year, it would be Persist.  
I hope your year wasn’t as challenging and that next year is a great one for us all. Earlier today I tweeted out my Christmas message but I’ll repost it below, just in case you missed it. The words are mine and this is what I wish for every one of us. 
As always, much love but with extra sprinkles of Christmas blessings
Zelly ❤️❤️❤️
Oh and if anyone knows any translators, please get in contact with me…..

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7 thoughts on “Are you Naughty or Nice?

  1. Hey Zelly, glad you survived your very challenging year & I hope & pray your efforts will be rewarded richly! Can’t wait to see how your cover finally turns out & can’t wait to read Unveiled!
    I had a very challenging year myself, but am happy up say that despite my very hectic life at the moment, I am doing pretty well & having much less of those turtle days at the moment thank goodness!
    Thank you for the beautiful Christmas wishes & I hope you have a fabulous Christmas & the New Year brings you much love, good health & great success with your wonderful writing!
    Love & hugs to you hun xoxo

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    1. What a lovely message, Mary. Thankyou so much. I hope the very same to you and your loved ones. Thankyou also for your amazing support and friendship – It means a lot to me. Blessings!!! 🎄🎅🏼❤️

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      1. Thank you Zelly & you’re very welcome! 🌲🤶♥️😘

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  2. Inger Sköllermark December 18, 2018 — 2:36 am

    Hi Zelly, you naughty girl! For fun I looked up the translation in swedish and found a lot of meanings of the word. But as you are a very nice woman I choose the juicy one. I don´t know if this makes any sence, but whatever………
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas with good health and a lot of presents under the tree. By the way, do you have Christmas Trees in Aussie land?
    As for 2019 – well I so hope it will be good. I´ve had that wish for quite a few years now but they say you shall never give up. So – I don´t. Anyway, I really wish it will be super for you, you nice and naughty girl.
    Hugs and kisses
    Inger

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    1. Hey Inger,

      Yes, we have Christmas trees here. We decorate them and do all the same things everyone does with Christmas time… The only difference is that it’s summer.

      Yes, the juicy kind of naughty…..I like that. Lol.

      I hope that the new year brings you so much goodness, my friend, all of your dreams come true. Thank you for being so supportive.

      Merry Christmas, dear Inger… Blessings to you and all your loved ones. Xxxxx

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  3. Thx hun. You so deserve a 2019 that will make up for 2018. Wish I could be more of a helping hand or win the Jackpot so I could stop working and jet around the globe to any Beastie in need. Love you and never forget that we will be here for you sweetie.😘😘

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    1. What a wonderful message to receive. You so made me smile .

      Fly around the world helping beasties in need ? What an awesome job that would be! Lol. Great idea. You could wear a superman costume with a big B instead of an s.

      I hope your new year is everything you could dream it to be, dear Claudia. Love you back and thank you for being so supportive. You are truly wonderful. Sending you loads of hugs and kisses. Xoxoxoxo

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