And so this is Christmas....
Those wonderful words of John and Yoko always echo long past the Christmas season, giving me resolve to be able to answer that question every December with a sense of accomplishment.
Have I accomplished anything this year? Well, if anything, I have realized that I love writing, and I love the writers who have encouraged and inspired me this year. Kay Day (author of Killing Earl, and A Poetry Break), Marjory Heath Wentworth (Poet Laureate of South Carolina, and author of Noticing Eden), and Cassandra King (author of The Same Sweet Girls) have written blurbs for the back cover of my new book, Gravity, due from Coastal Villages Press on February 1, 2006. My sisters in letters, thanks a million for your friendship, for your wit and humor, for being there for me!
These same wonderful writers will join me at the South Carolina Book Festival in February, 2006 in Columbia, South Carolina at our Pure Poetry booth. Along with Patricia Gray and Dorothy Fletcher, we will each read our poetry, round-robin style, in an easy, fun atmosphere that will hopefully attract a crowd. Each poet has something new and different to offer, so there will be something at this event for every reader!
Merry Christmas to all, and I am sending all my positive energy your way, in hopes that you and I will both be proud of our accomplishments in the coming year!