I think space-time slopes downwards – time is certainly running away from me. How did the new year arrive so quickly? Anyway, I want to wish a most wonderful and fulfilling 2014 to all my friends out there in the blogosphere. I may not comment on your entries often, but your presence is a comfort to me every day. Never stop speaking, writing, communicating in all the ways that you do. I treasure it.

Personally, I have reached a point of silence, of stillness, after about ten years of continuous activity. During that time there was always a manuscript or a deadline, a young child to care for, jobs to apply for, a house to sell or buy, a major life move to prepare. There were very few “holidays.” Now, suddenly, that manic level of activity has ebbed. I’m sure it will take off again (with a vengeance) but for now, I’m enjoying the lull.

If the weather improves, I shall go outside and poke the river with a stick.

EDIT: the lull is already over. That was quick!

 

10 Responses to Best wishes for 2014!

  • Iona says:

    Happy New Year to you and yours, Mary! <3

    • MaryV says:

      Right back at you, Iona! And big hugs to Andrew. Any chance of you two making it over to Europe for a holiday one of these years?

  • ashleycapes says:

    Happy New Year, hope it’s a cracker – and the year we get to read your new novel, still really looking forward to it 🙂

    • MaryV says:

      Thank you Ashley! As to the novel – it’s out making the rounds quietly right now. Keep fingers crossed. Even if it arouses interest with a publisher, however, I doubt it would come out in 2014 – typically there’s a year’s gap. Here’s hoping!

      • ashleycapes says:

        I’ll have to draw upon some of my patience reserves 😀
        Looking forward to it whenever it’s out, I love magic realism and I know your story will be ace!

        • MaryV says:

          Thank you Ashley. As I’m sure you know, the encouragement is deeply appreciated… Writers need to know there is at least one person out there looking forward to their next book!

  • Helen Lowe says:

    Happy New Year, Mary: enjoy that respite, it sounds incredibly therapeutic. 🙂

    • MaryV says:

      Big, big hugs to you, Helen! Here’s hoping 2014 will see some easing up of schedules for you as well… Write to me when you get a chance!

  • Helen Lowe says:

    I shall, ma’am! And back at you with the hugs. 🙂