I wanted to title this post Merry Christmas, but I am a sporadic poster these days, so that would mean, if I don’t get anything up here again by the end of January, that title would tell you right away what a laggard I’ve been!
At least with the new year type headline, I figure I’m good until early spring–not that I intend to be a stranger here.
So here’s my end of the year wrap-up. I’ve finished a book. Not Jane Wheel. And until I know the book’s fate, I can’t say a word about it. My own superstitions. I’ve also begun work on an EZ Way Inn project that’s not exactly Jane Wheel–but readers will see the connections! And…I’m working on another novel that looks at the “picking” life from another angle altogether. My other creative pursuits? Well, there’s this.
My projections for 2014? More of the same–writing, writing, writing and reading, reading, reading. Teaching three workshops a week continues to delight and inspire me–I learn something new every class. Our dog, Fergus, continues to amaze and amuse us. I can only hope that he is as pleased with us as we are with him.
My wishes for you, friends, readers, countrymen and women? To always have an anticipated book to read on your night stand, a pending garage sale to attend that promises “vintage and MORE” and a winter that lasts only as long as you can stand it and not a minute more.
Thanks for reading about Jane Wheel and friends. She’ll be back soon, I hope, but for now, she’s decorating the old button factory in Kankakee with a million twinkling lights and serving eggnog from a vintage Heisy punch bowl. Tim has hung swags of evergreen over all the doors and Nellie and Don will be co-hosting a Christmas Eve party for all of the EZ Way Inn customers who have nowhere else to be. Not a bad way to say goodby to 2013 and welcome the new year!