As I write this . . .

December 6, 2011

The beginning of it all . . .

Filed under: 'Tis the Season — aawriter @ 7:43 am
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Recently, like many others, I’ve been caught up in the Christmas rush of shopping, shopping, shopping.  Also, like many others, I’ve tried to be prudent at making selections, comparing costs, and deciding how much I think my friends and family members will appreciate my offerings.  After all, not every choice is a “hit.”

So, that being said, my dining room table has turned into a gift-wrapping station – again, like many others.  It would be impossible for a child to come into my home without having his/her belief in Santa Claus demystified.   Consequently,  how many children do you think I’ve invited to my upcoming Christmas parties?  For those who know me, and my writing sanctuary, they would be very surprised if I invited children into my world(s) on any occasion. But, I digress.

This year, as I’ve done in many others, I’ve decided to make a list of my writing accomplishments for which I’m truly grateful.   So, here goes:

1.  Being able to facilitate a local writer’s group

2. Having found an additional  writer’s group that will “feed me” vs.  me feeding them.

3.  One of the Big Six acknowledging the merit of my writing and asking me “to dance.”

4. A literary agent who advises me on the true rhythm of the dance, so I don’t misstep.

5. Other writers who have steadfastly encouraged and promoted my work – as it is now my turn to do for them.

6. Occasional romance – and, mostly on my terms. That’s all I’m saying!

So, having said all of this, I’ve read and watched the news for today, just as I always do when I begin a new day. I’ve read about kidnappings, missing women, civil unrest, devaluation of the dollar and Euro and hopefully have seen the last of campaign ads for a “train.”   And, in the midst of all of this, I’ve decided that while my continued writing is affected by all of these factors, the truth is that none of this could have been reported, preserved or read without writing – which is, in fact, the beginning of it all.

Merry Christmas!

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