Energize the Moment
August brings a certain excitement to most folks because it’s the month we all associate with new beginnings. For at least twelve years, we’re conditioned to get ready for a new “school” year. We buy new supplies, new clothing, get our hair styled differently, and prepare mentally to start a new phase of learning. We are energized for the moment.
I often find myself starting new projects in August, and I think it’s because I’m conditioned to “start fresh” this time of year. I got to Wal-mart and the first thing I want to do is purchase writing supplies whether I need them or not. I absolutely love new spiral notebooks. I call them my antique laptops because before computers, I’d take a new spiral to class with me and start drafting out a scene while I waited for class to start. Buying paper, ink, pens, etc. just puts me in the mood to write.
This August, I have even more to be energized about. I have a new release out. On the Silver Edge of Time is a Viking time-travel that I’m very excited about. This story made it through several rewrites and I thought I’d never see it finished, but … To celebrate its release, I also gave my website a new look. Of course, some of the link buttons still don’t work, but I’m working on that. I love to learn, but diving into html code and the like about kicked my booty.
So, this month basically energized me to get all sorts of things done. I have a new book out, a new website, a new blot (yes, I finally started my own blog which you can visit at http://ciaragold.blogspot.com/ ), a new parking paved parking lot at school, new lesson plans to try, and even better, a new idea for a story.
Gotta love August. I hope the energy is contagious and you can feel the excitement of gearing up for a new year.