The year before I had fear
The year before that I cried
This year I will endure.
“A hurt body and mind aren’t just like a dictatorship; they are a dictatorship. There is no tyrant as merciless as pain, no despot so cruel as confusion.” – Stephen King, Duma Key
I’ve spent so much time sitting with all of this pain and loss of control, I’ve forgotten to forget about it. 2012 had some greatmoments. One of the most notable for me aside from the accomplishments of my children, was the publishing of my first novel ”the Key to everything”. Since it came out in June I’ve discovered that it has been read by people in six different countries. While that may not sound like a lot when you compare it to a mainstream author, it’s pretty damn fantastic when you ask me.
So what’s in store for 2013? It’s January 3 and I’ve already completed the first draft of a short story. I have some poems under way that I plan on getting out once they’ve been twisted, turned and tweaked. My second novel is chugging right along and the goal is to have it ready for
publication in the next few months. In addition, I have some musical projects crawling to the surface under the scrutiny of studio microphones upstairs.
I’m working on working so much that I don’t have time to think about anything else but said work and my family. The kids are growing up, the weather is very, very cold (Yay!) and the dog is itchin’ to go outside for a romp in the snow. I’m setting goals and not making New Year’s Resolutions. Those NYR’s thrust themselves to the excuse pile as soon as the first week of the year is over. Making goals and hitting deadlines is the only way I know I’ll get anything accomplished.
May your New Year be filled with whatever works to bring you as
much happiness, joy and fulfillment you can find!
Now off I go into the frozen wastelands hoping I don’t get frostbite! I still have some writing to do when I get back…