I know, I know. It has been a month since I last wrote an entry. And after I promised I would update on a more regular basis. I could blame this thing called a Polar Vortex we got hit with. Was it on two separate occasions? Let me tell you, trying to keep a 150 year old brick house with no insulation in the outside walls warm during those days of sub-zero windchill is a feat not for the lighthearted. But I was able to accomplish so the birds and I were rather cozy. (Those fantastic gel fireplace contraptions I have in two of the old fireplaces were a Godsend during those frigid times.) So the feather- and furbabies and I stayed warm.
What else do I have to report?
I've writing my works-in-progress a bit here and there. Progress is progress and I will cherish every written word. Writing is very fun for me and I don't want to ever force myself to sit down and create when I'm not in that creative mood. I've found it is a disservice to both me and the stories I'm endeavoring to tell. So that explains why sometimes I'm a very slow writer.
And I've received some very kind words from readers regarding my first book Into the Mirror Black, and I appreciate them very much. For those of you who may not know, it is a haunted house story. Those are my favorite kind and I'm proud of the tale I've written. I've been blessed to have written this story. My friend Thom, a fantastic writer and artist in his own right, is working away on a screenplay adaptation of my tale. And perhaps I am letting the cat out of the bag too soon, but I hope to work with my friend Chris, another great writer and musician, to bring to life a theme song for Into the Mirror Black. But one must put these positive thoughts out to the Universe and postulate great creative energies coming together to bring about an even greater piece of art. Did you follow that?
I've been keeping up with my chanting. For those of you who know, you'll understand why my dedication to the chant
Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha--Did I spell that correctly?--for the Hindu god Ganesh. It helps me center myself and create a peaceful environment in which I can remove those obstacles that may be standing in my way and preventing me from achieving all the great things I postulate. Try it.
And, of course, the secret project that only a select few of you know about, the one which has been really developing over the course of the last 10 months is coming closer to fruition. Hand in there with me. I promise it will come to light, and hopefully this summer. Keep those positive thoughts and good energy coming my way! I appreciate it.
Don't forget those animals in need. Even a few dollars donated to a rescue or shelter will save lives. And if you can't donate monetarily, a donation of a few hours a week to help clean or walk a dog or play with a cat will mean a world of difference to an animal who doesn't have anyone else. It also helps these animals socialized so they are friendly towards potential adopters.
Okay, that's about it for now. I had a great afternoon visiting with a good friend. We made a pizza and got caught up.