Thank(full) for the cycle of life. Keep your glass half full, fill up on the other things you are thankful for. ***Quote from Marc Roland’s article in the Columbia River Reader (Nov. 25, 2018 – Jan. 10, 2019)***
Some people look at the world and see a glass half full. Others see it half empty. I always welcome a glass half full especially when it comes to wine. If you fill a wine glass to the brim you are missing out on at least half the pleasure in drinking wine because then you can’t stick your nose in it. Also from Marc Roland’s article.
Not only do I agree with Marc, but I think his half full belief can also be adopted and applied to writing. Which will now become my New Years Eve goal for 2019. I’ll be striving to keep my muse half full (aka) not pilling so much on my book-writing plate that I don’t finish any of my projects. Currently I have six unfinished books. Three in my ‘Cat Calls’ series; Two in my ‘The OLD & the NEW’ series; and one in my ‘Tri-Natured Warrior’ series. My plan-of-attack is simply – just FDBS (aka) finish the damn book silly.
Yeah, I know you expected my to say – stupid, but there is nothing stupid about my devotion to my writing and growing as a author. To date, I’ve got book-3, Cat Calls – “Samuel’s’ Tail’, ready for its publishing packet; book-1, The OLD & the NEW – ‘Coffee’s the New Blood’, off to my beta readers (again); and still waiting to hear from an agent for book-1, Tri-Natured Warriors – ‘Savor the Bond’. However book-4 – ‘Calvin’s Cubs’ final edits must be completed and book-5 – ‘Peter’s Pounce’ needs its rough-draft finished before I write more in book-5 – ‘Rodney’s Miracles’. As does book-2, ‘Hairy, but Not Scary’ and book-2, ‘Savor the Blood’. So you see – I have plenty of work to keep my author’s glass-of-wine half full. These projects will be placed on a timeline for completion in 2019 before any new stories are started.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, my muse still has lots of ideas for new works – believe me. But those ideas will be jotted down and addressed only after I drain my current writer’s glass. I leave you with one final quote for 2018 ; I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on. One must never, for whatever reason, turn one’s back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady, author, and public speaker, 1884 – 1962 (same reader). “Write on!”