I do it because I have no other choice.
Just as Bilbo and Samwise required supplies to get them through Mordor, to help me in my journey through 2021, I've sought some tools to help me.
I ditched making actual resolutions a few years ago- they were mostly making me feel like a failure- and for the past few years what I've done instead is choose a word (or words; I run on the verbose side) to guide my year.
To inspire your celebrations, I've compiled a list of the ways writers I know commemorate big and small achievements in great and quirky ways (we are writers, after all- we’re a nutty bunch).
If no one ever reads what I write- read, if what I’m writing is never published- what the hell is the point, anyway?
Given everything this year has thrown my way, why did I think now was the right time to pledge to write 50,000? Wouldn't it be better for everyone if I let 2020 take the win? Hell no!
Wire and Ario have taken Balsam Creek by storm! Their hard work is paying off, and business is booming. When you find your purpose and pursue it with passion, success will come your way. When what you do helps others, that success is even sweeter. Wire and Ario are making their community better for all… Continue reading Special Delivery
This week, the friends embark on a grand experiment, much like we are as many places around the world ease pandemic restrictions. Change is scary, but just follow that wise slug Ario's advice, and "Have faith, bro." Everything will work out, if we take things as they come and work hard for equality, like our… Continue reading Faith, Trust and Slug Slime
This week, in Chapter 5, Wire visits his grandmother, Hyacinth. Hyacinth Brown, expert advice giver and excellent cook, is modelled on my own grandmother, Grandma Norma, also known as Gram, or Normski. This year marks my first Mother's Day without her. I'd give anything to have tea and a chat with her right now. But,… Continue reading Tea, Truth and Tarts
Sometimes life is unfair- I think we are all living that at the moment- and all you can do is make the best of it. Perhaps that's why so many of us are baking so much at the moment.... In this, the fourth chapter of Wire: Messenger Mouse, Ario, our earnest banana-slug hero, has a… Continue reading When Life Hands You Lemons