Monthly Archives: January 2017

Ushering in 2017…

Yes, ’tis been a while since I have been here last. Not that I’ve not been writing, mind you. I participated in NANORWRIMO¬† last year, coming up short with 33,000 words. But still, it provides fine fodder for my next novel. Now to really buckle down in the new year and get my first book out there.

It’s funny and sad in a way, how last year I eagerly purchased the brand-new Writer’s Digest Market, Deluxe edition no less, and what did I do with it? I think I perused a few chapters, read a few pages, randomly searched publishers and such, but is that any way in getting results, to find an agent? That would be a resounding no.

And on that note do I write here, for all to see and bear witness, that in the year 2017 I solemnly promise to pursue my dreams of getting published and to work on a myriad of other ideas, all projects that have been, for far too long, simmering on the back burner. (You’d think by now it would be nothing but a burnt sludge at the bottom. But no, I still hear a few bubbles percolating within, a veritable cauldron of dreams waiting to be unleashed and consumed.)

On that note, for all you other writers who have also been absent from your own blog, may I tempt you with a writing prompt from my good friend Eric Alagan, a wonderful chap who resides many miles distant but an individual who has a fabulous site and equally kind words for all who deign to stop by his magnificent blog.

Go here and participate in his latest exercise, something to get the creative juices flowing and perhaps, like me, will allow you to settle in a chair and compose a simple post.

Best wishes to all out there, and may your own writing endeavors prove most fruitful in the new year.

As Tennyson wrote in his poem “Ulysses”:

‘Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.’
Take care, and keep on writing,
Paul