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The Newness

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 8:00 AM
Happy New Year fam!!!

the munchkin and i have made it safely back to the left coast after a (frigid) beautiful visit with beloved. he is well, and we were both ecstatic about spending the last few moments of '08 and the first few days of '09 together. the visit got our new year started off right: full of love and laughs.

Winter break has somehow managed to slip through my fingers. i only have four (4!!) days left until break is over. i am not ready to go back. i still have books i want to read, and reading during the school year is very dicey. so far, over break i've read 3 books. those books, however, were read in a matter of a week. a week! when we left to go east i wasn't able to get another book to read so i felt out of sorts, but i'm ready to make up for it during these last four days.

before i left to see beloved i stumbled upon Carleen Brice's blog, White Readers Meet Black Authors. the blog's premise is wonderful. it introduces books by Black authors to the masses. so often "others" (non-black folk) don't read books by African-American authors (unless it's the venerable Toni Morrison), and our books are relegated to the colored section of the bookstore, never to be showcased in the middle of the store with the rest of the fiction. so her site & her mission to spread the word about GREAT books is not only necessary, but fabulous!

i have been meaning to review (or at least discuss) the books that i've read so far. i promise i'm going to do that THIS week. so stay tuned. the new year always brings with it new promise. and because resolutions are EASY to make AND break, i'm not setting them (lol). i will, however, set a few goals. one main one being to write, write, write. i am not going to sell myself short anymore & i will work on my craft. i'm going to find time to write here, work on my novel, and actively seek publishing opportunities.

what goals have you set for yourself this year?
what are you looking forward to in 2009?

7 Response to 'The Newness'

  1. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/01/newness.html?showComment=1231298400000#c5465081397020684080'> Tuesday, January 06, 2009 7:20:00 PM


    My goals would be

    1. Read more
    2. Stay fit
    3. Let the past stay in the past
    4. Keep my finances in order


  2. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/01/newness.html?showComment=1231338000000#c7575885152526518392'> Wednesday, January 07, 2009 6:20:00 AM


    Write, girl.



  3. Christina Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/01/newness.html?showComment=1231343280000#c3131592195331659184'> Wednesday, January 07, 2009 7:48:00 AM

    So glad you made it back safely. We will have to catch up and gab soon. : ) Yes, girl.

    Did you say write? Yes, I believe you did. Now that just warms my heart.

    Hugs to you, sweetie. ; )

    PS: I SO love that you are still on break. Enjoy.


  4. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/01/newness.html?showComment=1231344180000#c2676435979591755076'> Wednesday, January 07, 2009 8:03:00 AM

    I am so happy your visit went well with Beloved! You were in my thoughts and prayers!



  5. Sista GP Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/01/newness.html?showComment=1231345920000#c5917778153775957330'> Wednesday, January 07, 2009 8:32:00 AM


    I have so many goals, I had to start a new blog to keep up with them, LOL.

    BTW I feel totally overwhelmed with the "going natural" goal. so much information, so many options.


  6. LaTonya Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/01/newness.html?showComment=1231346400000#c2459459319687007586'> Wednesday, January 07, 2009 8:40:00 AM

    My goals ...

    read, write, read some more, write some more and then ... read ... write and you get the picture.

    I'm glad to hear you made it back safely.



  7. Anonymous Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/01/newness.html?showComment=1231521480000#c1055336801003067043'> Friday, January 09, 2009 9:18:00 AM

    My 2009 goalis to get you to write another novel.
    -your agent