The writer must be willing,
above everything else,
to take chances,
to risk making a fool of himself—
or even to risk revealing the fact that he is a fool.
Oh yes the holidays are over and the past few weeks seem to have flew by. I have been taking a long, hard look at myself and what I want to accomplish, or at least try to accomplish, in this yet another New Year.
I have to face it, I am not getting any younger and I have so much I want to do, while I am still able to do it. There are so many things in this world that I have not tried. Possibly like some of you, I really need to try some of those things and get past my fear of failure. A wise friend asks me every time we talk, over and over again, the same question......, “What are you waiting for, and why are you hiding?”
There have been a few things that happened during the end of the past year and leading into this New Year that has had me thinking about making some changes. Not big changes just a tweak here and there and exploring some possibilities I may have missed. I have some decisions to make and since you my blogger family have been there every step of the way with me I will keep you informed.
I want to focus on my storytelling and the sharing of those stories with others beyond this blog. A local newspaper has given me the chance to write a monthly column over the past year and for that I am truly grateful. All of this thanks to a young woman who believed in me. This column will continue into this year for as long as they want me. The first of this New Year has had me published in a Canadian national paper The Globe and Mail, this has me very excited and now believing there just may be a possible next step in my writing.
I have always shared my stories and my life with you my Blogger friends and I will not be stopping that, I will however be cutting my blog posts down to two days a week. I hope you do not mind. It may be temporary, only time will tell. I have been blogging steady for over four years, so there are a lot of stories.
In the meantime, I am going to concentrate on more writing and work on that dream I have had since I was a little girl, a little girl with a very big imagination. The dream of sharing those stories and seeing what will come of it.
I am a storyteller and a writer with a dream. Thank you for all the encouragement my dear Blogger friends. See you here every Monday and Thursday. Wish me luck.
Here are a few links to some of those published stories.
http://eedition.napaneeguide.com/doc/Napanee-Guide/napaneeguidejuly102014/2014070801/5.html#4 page five.
http://eedition.napaneeguide.com/doc/Napanee-Guide/napaneeguidesept182014/2014091601/4.html#4 page four
http://eedition.napaneeguide.com/doc/Napanee-Guide/napaneeguideaug212014/2014081901/5.html#4 page five
http://eedition.napaneeguide.com/doc/Napanee-Guide/napaneeguideoct92014/2014100701/4.html#4 page four