As 2014 winds down I find that I do not want to look back at the past year at all. Instead, I want to forge ahead with bigger and better things! I love the freshness that comes with starting a new year. I have my brand new blog calendar which I already started using. I am a planner or maybe I should say a chronicler. I like to write down what I have posted and when. I feel like it grounds me. In fact, I write down all sorts of things on my calendar. Appointments, when I upgraded my cable, when I ordered something, and even what I planted in the garden and when. I know this attention to detail is part of who I am so I just deal with it. All this detail has saved me many times in my life.
I have big plans this year. The Swamp Fairy (blog and book writing) will occupy a good portion of my time. I am excited to write my first novel. I always wanted to write a children’s book for older kids and this story really speaks to me. The Swamp Fairy is going to take us through time and history. It promises to be fun reading. My daughter Tabitha, will be doing the illustrations for the book. It is so fulfilling to work with my oldest daughter on a project we both love – even though we are cross-country, as she is in California and I am in Florida. I think all those wonderful stories I read to her as a child really rubbed off!
I am looking forward to continuing Writer’s Quote Wednesday, where we showcase our photographic and writing talent by making up our own quotes, or sharing quotes from our favorite authors. This year I want to get more in-depth with the quote and the author, by adding names of books, poetry, and music to the mix.
Believe it or not, a quote from a piece of music is just as inspiring as a quote that you read. So, be ready to participate with videos and words, photos, and any other media you can come up with. I would love to hear some quotes spoken…ohhh voice threads! I will have to learn how to do that!
I love being part of my friend Ronovan’s Lit World Interviews where I write book reviews to share the works of some great writer’s we have here on WordPress and in the world. Book reviews are a necessary part of the world today. This is how many independent authors are able to reach out to readers and introduce them to their work. Read a book and write a review, be it on Amazon, Goodreads, anywhere you can. Tell what you think with constructive criticism and be nice! Frankly, I have only read a few bad books out there. Reading is money and time well spent. Support authors and read!
I have many other ideas rolling around in my brain, so stay tuned…
One last thing – I do have to share photos of my winter garden. Not many places you can live allow the luxury of growing any vegetables in the winter. I have the perfect spot here in Pensacola, Florida.
Taken on Christmas day, broccoli and cabbage in my small shed garden.
A nice cabbage is starting to form.
Broccoli. Did you know that you can eat the leaves too? Tastes like broccoli!
More cabbages and broccoli.
There are many great things ahead for all of us in 2015! Happy New Year and I look forward to spending another great year with my old and new friends. Thank you for all the great support and confidence you have passed on to me in 2014. I am sending my best wishes for a happy and successful year to all of you in whatever you do! Bring it on 2015!