Lightness of a Beginning

What a year! Finished the novel–took me five years. It’s out there, looking for a home away from its fussy creator. Whether it gets published or not, it’s finished and I’m happy with what I accomplished. Writing it has definitely taught me a lot.

Ideas for the next novel swim in my head. It’s just a matter of spotting the one that moves slower than the rest, the one fat with questions and worthy to be dissected for the next couple of years or so.

Writing life aside, older sister got married last month. We were so busy with the wedding preparations, the anticipation lodged in the back of our heads for most of the year, that when we woke up the day after we were surprised that Christmas was just around the corner.

To say that the year flew by would be an understatement. I’m savoring the last few hours of 2017. The present is truly precious.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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