31 December 2009

The Beginning, at the End.


Hello from Boxing Day.
Originally uploaded by Nancy Dunne
It's almost 2010. Twenty-ten, two thousand ten, or next year, whatever you want to call it, it's almost here. As usual, I've got a handful of resolutions that mostly have to do with my weight, how I eat, and my attitude in general. None of those will last past the end of the day tomorrow, but there is one that I'm going to try my best to keep. 2010 is going to be the year that I go back to writing.

I have so many ideas floating around in my head. Novels, short stories, epic adventures and children's picture books. This year my focus will be on sorting through the hive of bees in my head and making some strides toward categorizing and committing them to paper.

I'm easing myself back into this mindset by reading. I hate to use this analogy but I can't think of a better one...I'm like Helen Keller at the water pump. I can't stop wanting to read, and for once I'm reading all sorts of things rather than my usual sci-fi/fantasy books. It's the words...I truly can't get enough of the words. I can't wait to see how things will be described or what one character will say to another.

I'm blogging more, and in two languages. I've gone back to my ASL V-log, Nerda's World, and I have every good intention of keeping up with it this time.

2010 is going to be the year of re-kindling my literary fire. I'd lost my voice, in terms of my writing, for many years and I'm so happy to see it coming over the horizon, headed for home. Just wait and see what happens when it finally crosses the threshold. I know I can't wait.

Happy New Year, Lettuce-Heads. See you in the new decade.

2 comments:

-dan-d- said...

I am inspired by your talk of reading and writing... Rekindling passions is a gooood thing. :-)

I do need explaining, however, on the appearance of lettuce in your title and your farewell at the bottom of your post... This is my first time stopping by, and I'm a little confused. :-)

Nancy E. Dunne said...

Hello and welcome! Thanks for stopping by and reading!

If you look in my archives back to July of 2005 when my blog started, there's an explanation of the title of the blog at the very bottom of that page. The short explanation is that I used to work in Mental Health interpreting for Deaf/Hard of Hearing people, and "Isn't the Lettuce Brave?" was part of a response to a question asked of a patient by a clinician. I loved it (I'm weird like that) and used it. Lettuce-heads is a term for the few people that follow my blog regularly. Was that what you were asking?

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