Learning How to Fly

So my friend Kristi, over at the Fantastic Spatula, started  a post about the resolutions she had made for 2010 and how the year seems to be flying.

All I can say is “AMEN Sister!

Not only have I set lofty goals this year, but I am determine to drive myself around the bend to accomplish them AND take as many people with me as possible.

I see the light at the end of the tunnel with my novel, my blogging is going, AND, on a lark, I applied to write for an on-line newspaper and they said yes.  (BTW, you can find me at the Examiner.com.  Be sure to tell all your friends.  This is a paying gig. Every eye counts!)

Yes, I’m running full speed at the looming edge of the cliff.  No, I have no intention of slowing down.  Douglass Adams wisely said, “Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

Well, I’m learning how to fly.  Truthfully?  It’s a mixture of terror, euphoria, anxiety, and faith.  I’m not bi-polar, yet.  But I might be by the end of it all.




  • Thanks for your post and the shout-out. Your determination is an inspiration, especially today when I’m floundering in rewrites. I can identify with every one of the emotions you mentioned. Mostly the terror, but the others are there, too.

    There is a lot of light in your novel. I’ll send a nice long email about it soon.

    I really enjoy your blogging. Don’t stop.

    Your newspaper-writing lark shows me I need to gird my loins and take more chances.

    My one question: What do we do until we learn to fly and keep hitting the ground? I’ve got a lot of grass stains from that.

    • I’ve learned to pick my dressing. Personally, I like peppercorn ranch, but on the days it seems too heavy I go for a nice vinaigrette to compliment the grass I eat. 🙂

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