The Beginning, at the End.

Hello from Boxing Day.
Originally uploaded by Nancy Dunne

It’s almost 2010. Twenty-ten, two thousand ten, or next year, whatever you want to call it, it’s almost here. As usual, I’ve got a handful of resolutions that mostly have to do with my weight, how I eat, and my attitude in general. None of those will last past the end of the day tomorrow, but there is one that I’m going to try my best to keep. 2010 is going to be the year that I go back to writing.

I have so many ideas floating around in my head. Novels, short stories, epic adventures and children’s picture books. This year my focus will be on sorting through the hive of bees in my head and making some strides toward categorizing and committing them to paper.

I’m easing myself back into this mindset by reading. I hate to use this analogy but I can’t think of a better one…I’m like Helen Keller at the water pump. I can’t stop wanting to read, and for once I’m reading all sorts of things rather than my usual sci-fi/fantasy books. It’s the words…I truly can’t get enough of the words. I can’t wait to see how things will be described or what one character will say to another.

I’m blogging more, and in two languages. I’ve gone back to my ASL V-log, Nerda’s World, and I have every good intention of keeping up with it this time.

2010 is going to be the year of re-kindling my literary fire. I’d lost my voice, in terms of my writing, for many years and I’m so happy to see it coming over the horizon, headed for home. Just wait and see what happens when it finally crosses the threshold. I know I can’t wait.

Happy New Year, Lettuce-Heads. See you in the new decade.