Hello to anyone who might be reading! It’s been so long since I blogged that I don’t know if anyone is still out there…but here I go anyway.
I don’t normally get too excited about a new year. I am not one for a list of resolutions. But this year I sprang out of bed with hope and joy. I’m not alone. As I cruise social media, I see a lot of posts where people are willing to entertain the thought that this can be a good year.
Last year I stumbled a bit. Though I kept on working on two different novels, I lost motivation to reach out consistently to readers. Part of it is my own life: we are moving cross-country yet again, and finally sold a house that’s been on the market for a long time. We are scheduled to close January 31, so the end is in sight.
Though I won’t get into politics in this blog, I also found myself depressed and deeply concerned about the state of our country. Regardless of what side of the political aisle we are on, we are ever more aware of the flaws in our system that must be addressed if we have the courage to do so. And that’s all I’m going to say, I promise. But in this past year we have also seen an energized electorate as people recognize that we must stay engaged…and that gives me hope.
Despite all of this, I continued to write, to do my work. I will write more about my projects in future posts. What I have learned is, whether or not there is a market for my books, I have to write. It’s how I do life. It’s how I stay reasonably sane.
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Thanks for reading, and happy new year!
Yes, I agree with your thoughts, as there are numerous issues wrong with our government. I truly pray that we close the gaps and make a functional government.
As for your books, I LOVE them and stated that on your author page. I love the issues you write about and how the problem is worked out. You are a fabulous and caring writer! I look forward to more of your books!! Also, I look forward to your return trip to this side of the states. Have a delightful New Year!
Hi Nadine, I’m still here! Good to see you pop up in my feed. I try to share your optimism about 2018, but when I wake up to tweets about nuclear buttons it’s hard ?. And we have our own political disaster looming…
Still, enough of that. Personally, life is good as I hope yours is too. Happy New Year!