Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Writing Horse

Writing is not so very different from other processes. One has some success, one falls off the horse. One gets back on. Additional achievements follow. I am at the point or scrambling back up on the horse after a whole year of disruption.

In 2014, my partner Eric who will be 78 this month had a year of medical issues culminating in a hip replacement. He's fine now, though still regaining his vigor and stamina. Yesterday he was out on the tractor plowing snow so we could get out after yet another impressive blizzard. Today he is doing desk work because his body is protesting. People who have never driven a tractor fail to realize what a physical workout that is. First you have to get up into the damn thing....kind of like remounting the horse we fell off.

So here I am back up on the horse. Well, that isn't exactly me in the picture, but that is how I feel. I'm writing again, everyday. This is really a new start. My blog Books and Ideas rises up from the ashes with my promise to write twice a week. Look here for my thoughts about books I'm reading or writing, books and stories by my friends, and current events which I must skewer with my feminist wit or temper. Look for something every weekend and again mid week.

To that end, I invite you to follow this blog. I know I link it to FaceBook and you may think that is sufficient, but in the world of writing and reviewing, publishers want to know how many followers one has. So step out of the shadows and be counted on my blog. You do that for me, and I will do my best to be entertaining. Promise.