There are two more days until we uproot everything we own and move it about twenty minutes away from where it now rests. That probably seems a lot less significant when you put it that way than it really is. Honestly, we’re moving from a 100 year old historic home to a brand new home. We’re going to save a lot on utilities and taxes. We’re going to halve all commutes and school trips. We’re going to have a house without drafts, where the doors and windows work…there are are many other things.
As a writer and publisher, I hope it will free up more time, help me organize the clutter, and in general give me a better attitude. All of these are productive things moving into a new year. I hope it will bring more serenity to the family. I hope we’ll like the new place, the neighborhood, and the situation. I don’t know where my computer will sit, or where I’ll write – that will be new.
Still, I can’t imagine anything more refreshing than a total reboot, and that’s basically what has been accomplished here. I won’t take much credit for it – Trish worked long and hard to find a place; providence dropped buyers into our lap in a market when we had no good expectation of finding one…the stars apparently aligned. I’m good with that.
Exciting things will happen with publishing this year – both digital and audio – and if all works out, even some print. Who knows? Maybe the long-awaited book featuring myself and Neil Gaimain writing fiction inspired by the art of Lisa Snellings will happen. I believe it might…we are one story away, and Neil has begun writing it.
For now, I have to wait. In a few days, we’ll be in a new place. I’ll have more to say then. For now, I will fill the hours with the current ghost-writing project and some publishing catch-up…
Change that makes a difference…