To all of my literary friends and family, I want to take this time to reflect on 2011. This was a year that by no means left us short of topics to write about. There were a few flubs, but more importantly there were more monumental and celebratory writing moments that gave us the courage to continue writing.
As we enter 2012, let us not waver on building upon that foundation of writing with passion. So many people discount writers as blasé and we sometimes find our craft disrespected and coming under great scrutiny at times. Thank goodness those of us who are serious about the quality of writing we produce and publish do not allow that negativity to penetrate our spirits. Let’s not get discouraged by what naysayers blurt out, but let us gain momentum from it. We know what we love and enjoy doing, so let’s continue to perfect what we write and silence those who only stand on the sidelines criticizing.
May 2012 be a year of great productivity and prosperity for you and your loved ones! Happy New Year everyone!
From Behind the Pen,