Happy New Year!
I'm a bit behind the curve here, do forgive. We packed up the Potter Family Circus yet again and moved into yet another new home. I've been recovering from an array of bacterial infections throughout my respiratory system and digging out of a mountain of boxes and wrapping since. Whee! There has been considerable progress, but I'm feeling a bit run down today so it's slowed to a snail's pace. The good news is that we bought this house, so there's no rush to get it all done. It also means we won't be moving again for a while.
In the meantime, the unbelievable dumpster fire of 2017 has been ushered out to make way for the pristine promise of 2018. Behold the blank page, behold the trembling hand poised to write a bold new story.
Oh the promise! Oh the wonder! Oh the joy!
Truth told, I'm less inclined to make resolutions and sweeping declarations about my new year goals and plans than I once was. Perhaps it's that I've become more flexible, perhaps it's the realization that every moment offers us the potential for a fresh start, or perhaps I'm hesitant after my best laid plans went wildly astray a few too many times. My guiding thought for this year is 'forward motion.' This gives me a lot of room for improvisation.
My new book-pausing for a moment of shameless self promotion (Fifty and Other F-words with Sterling Publishing)-debuts in May, so that's the bulk of my focus for the time being. The thing is, I'm still trying to figure out how the book fits into the mix or how it refocuses the lens. How do I best position it on the internet? Since it is no longer titled The Lady Party, it has led me to ponder.
I have started and abandoned an epic crap ton of projects online over the past 14 years searching for the sweet spot. So many babies and so much bath water tossed hither and yon. Is The Lady Party yet another errant baby destined for the wayside? Are there promising new babies poised precariously over bathtubs awaiting my attention?
Is the baby/bathwater metaphor freaking you out?
Whatever transpires, I promise to keep you posted, gentle readers.