This is the first weekend in a long time in which I’ve had enough peace of mind to even think about writing. I just passed a major milestone in testing for Portuguese and now I can take a breather. I love my new job, and plunged into it with my whole heart, but submerging myself meant setting aside a part of my identity, at least for a while. And now, after five months, I’d like to reclaim that part.
It isn’t easy getting back into the groove, but I’ll get there. It’s like going back to the gym after not having worked out for a while. Everything’s stiff and nothing is as easy as you remember it to be, but if you keep at it, the muscles remember and the flow comes back.
I’ve also spent the last few hours reworking my website. I’m not fully happy with it, but I realize that no site is EVER perfect. Furthermore, real improvement comes through more posts, not more fancy tidbits.
I also went over to Facebook and redid my fan book page to accommodate its new Timeline layout. Very interesting. (On a minor note, I’ve given up trying to get the Facebook Like Box to work on this site. I’ve tried a gazillion solutions. None work. Anyway, once again, content, not layout, is king, and let’s face it: My content has been a bit anemic lately, but I intend to do better.) (Hmm, where have I heard those words before? 🙂
Before signing off, I’d like to share Bernice McFadden’s wonderful news: First, her book Gathering of Waters received a well-deserved rave review from the New York Times; then it was singled out as a New York Times Editor’s Choice — and now …. drum roll, please …. she’s signed a film/stage option deal for Sugar. All I can say is, it’s about time that Bernice received notice. And yes, she’s an inspiration. She’s had her fair share of rejection, but she remained positive — positive and honest about the pain as well as the joy of the writer’s life. And she’s incredibly generous and warm-hearted.
Anyway, so that’s it for today.
Thanks for stopping by and best wishes for a great writing day!
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