I love that. It restores my faith in people.
Paul Cornell did a grand post about writing. Please, go read it! There's lots of excellent advice; it's worth several reads.
Santa will be here soon, whether you're awaiting the Santa Thing (from "A Study in Red and White" by David Tallerman) or happily anticipating old Saint Nick.
ETA: New Angry Robot sampler chapters. Snitched from Dave's blog, in fact. You even get presents! ;)