Monday, December 13, 2010
The End Only Means A New Beginning
They say you can tell if a person is positive or negative by whether they see a glass as half full or half empty.
We see December as the end of the year and January as the beginning. Why not see this month as that slide into a new beginning?
I got married a week before Christmas. A new chapter in my life.
And 31 years ago on my wedding anniversary I sold my first two books to Silhouette Romances. The following December, my first book, Dancer in the Shadows, was released. Both new beginnings to my career that took me out of the corporate world and threw me into publishing.
Beginnings are good. Something new. Something that you can look forward to.
I even look at that with my writing. The beginning of the book is so much fun. It is for me because I don’t always know what’s going to happen. Sure I’m aware of the story I’ve come up with, but sometimes my characters decide they want to take a different path. There have been times when they’ve even changed the ending for me. And while I feel a little sad when I reach the last chapter, I know there’s a new book waiting to be written. Another beginning. Something new to look forward to.
Don’t look at the twelfth month of the year as the holidays and the end. Look at it as the time that slides into the beginning. Something to look forward to.
I know I’m looking forward to what will happen next year. Where my journey will take me. I’ve been on a lot of paths, some good, some not, but all learning experiences I’ve benefited from.
So remember to think of that glass as half full and that there’s no ending without a beginning.
Also, one of my award winning Loveswept romance novels is now available as an ebook. O’Hara Vs Wilder can be found on Amazon, B&N for your Nook and www.smashwords.com. More of my backlist book soon to follow. Another beginning.