15 December 2016

Merry Mistletoe Hop!

            Another year is on our doorstep.  Out goes 2016 and in comes the promise of something new, something better.  New Year’s Eve builds our hope that the coming year will be different.  That we’ll be different.  Some will vow to finally lose weight.  Some will vow to quit smoking, work harder, be a better person or spend more time with the kids.  Resolutions are a tradition and yet breaking them is also a tradition.  Some of us even make bets on when they’ll be broken.

            I have decided against making a New Year Resolution.  Yes, I could vow to lose the extra 20 pounds I’ve been holding onto.  But I already know I have to eat right and start exercising.  No, what inspires me now is, of course, my writing.  I feel like my writing ability is growing with every book I write. I have so many ideas and I’m only limited by how fast I can or cannot type. 

There is perhaps no other creative outlet that bares the writers soul quite like writing.  Whether it’s writing poetry, songs or stories, the modern day bard has to tap into deep recesses of the soul.  Writing stories can be a rollercoaster journey, full of emotional ups and downs as the writer tries to convey believable characters and situations.  A writer pours their very essence into their creation, much like Dr. Frankenstein into his monster.  Add a little electricity and pretty soon the author is shouting “It’s Alive!”.

            I hope I get to shout those words a lot this coming year. Happy New Year, the birth of 2017.  I raise my glass and toast to the promise of a new beginning.  Happy writing.  Happy reading.

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  1. I am with you on no resolutions....they never happen. I will try to eat healthier and spend wisely are about all I feel capable of accomplishing. Happy 2017!

  2. Happy holiday Season! Thank you
    Linda Romer isisthe12th(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Thanks for the giveaway & Merry Christmas! :)

  4. Congrats to Desiree who won my blog hop! Thank you all & Happy holidays!