Happy New Year’s folks! First off, let’s get the basics out of the way….don’t drink and drive and for Pete’s Sake don’t drink and write…to do so it like making a sex tape with a rhino…if you survive it, eventually someone will see the tape and then you have to explain yourself and, well…it just gets ugly from there. So be safe people! (and no rhinos)
There is one thing that I do suggest you do BEFORE you start that all-nighter with the neighbors you never speak to any other time of the year…you should write one last time for 2012. I find it sort of freeing to take the time, before the guests, or Uncle Earl, arrive, and write down my impressions of the year we are saying good-bye to. You would be surprised at how little you will remember after the clock has struck midnight. I don’t know if it’s the booze, the tradition, or just Alzheimer, but you will not be as clear as you are before the zero hour.
2012 for me was a year of beginnings…I became a grandparent for the second time but to a granddaughter, I started this blog, I wrote 2 new books and I learned to make quiche…all great firsts! I also learned a lot about myself and I have grown as a writer and a person. I need to get some of that down on paper before I jump head first into 2013. If I don’t, I will be too busy treading water with the fiscal cliff thingy, catching up on the bills I put off in anticipation of the Mayan Doomsday and recovering from a Bailey’s on ice hangover to do it. It’s now or never….
So pay homage to 2012 and all that it gave the writer in you and jot down what worked and what didn’t. Trust me; if you do you will look back on it someday with fondness because you’ll have those memories while the other jokers in the old folks home can’t remember which shoe goes on which foot… Don’t you love being a writer?!
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