Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Roller Coaster Year - 200th Post

I've been told recently that I haven't been blogging enough.  Perhaps.  But the reason is I haven't had a great deal to say.  Other things have occupied my mind.  Things over which I am still a bit froggered.

However, in the interest of keeping my fanbase, here are ten random thoughts to close the year.
  • Blogging is a wonderful way to meet new friends.  It is a great place to make yourself known.  And, it seems, there are at least a few people who like me.  However, I think I like the real world better.  Perhaps that's why I haven't been around as much of late.
  • Writing, it turns out, is easy.  Everything after is hard.  And discouraging.  I may not get an agent next year.  I very likely won't get published.  So be it.  Bigger things are coming.
  • No matter how bad things seem, lots of folks have it much worse.
  • Reading is fun.  iPad makes it funner.  My kids will read.  A lot.
  • One of my favorite words is rather.  I rather enjoy rather.  Others include, flummoxed, untoward, and quite.
  • I can no longer abide my neighbors and finally planted privacy hedges.  I haven't written about them recently because it is quite tempting to post pictures of the inside of their hoarding hole of a home.  That would be untoward. 
  • Lest (another favorite) you ever wondered what I look like, I am one of these guys.
  • I rather like my job.  It's full of kooks.  Great research material for a writer.
  • I will turn 38 in a few days.  All my hair is still the original color.  
  • I am going to be somebody's dad.  That's pretty cool.
2010 has been one roller coaster of a year.  It's had some highs, quite a few lows and one extreme WTF element.  As we pull into the station something new is about to open in another part of the park.  It looks like a good one.   I can't wait to ride it.

Happy New Year!


Erica M. Chapman said...

Hey! Aw, dad. That's awesome ;o) I haven't been blogging as much either... as you said, not much to say. Hope all is well. 2011 holds great things for both of us, methinks!

Have a great New Year!

Jeanne said...

I have a favorite phrase: wreaking havoc. I manage to fit it in now and then.

Kara Mustafa said...

Writing is totally easy. Revising is the hard part. It sounds like you have an exciting 2011 waiting for you!

Amy Saia said...

You never know what might happen in a coming year. I hope for you that it is full of prosperity and joy. All the best!