All caps… Yes. I’m shouting.

You know I wanted to come up with some magnificent challenge for myself to pledge as my New Year’s Resolution, to have going in some beginning fashion before I turn 50 in October of next year.

And I was standing in the shower just minutes ago, and thinking about TalysMana and Becky’s NOW-limited-to-50-EVER TalysMana Viewer, and about Rebel Tales and what I want to accomplish with that, and about all my novels, and about my How To Write A Novel And Build A Career Course, and about the novel revision course, and about FM, which I started and then ran for years, and about the Clinics, and the other smaller projects I’ve done.

And about the 33 Mistakes Books, and why I produced those.

And my thoughts turned to themes. The theme at the heart of TalysMana. The theme of my life. How everything I’ve done has been related, how it’s all been pointing toward something.

There was this ‘click’ in the back of my mind. A moment of clarity. An understanding of what comes next, and why it matters, and how to do it.

This is the biggest thing I’ve ever imagined, the biggest dream I’ve ever had.

I’ll have an interesting post for you on New Year’s Day.

Watch this space.

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16 comments… add one
  • dragonhavn Dec 23, 2009 @ 13:45

    Kewl. Looking forward to it. May never become publishable, but at lest I’m thinking and writing again … LOL

  • HannaBelle Dec 16, 2009 @ 9:57

    Another cliffhanger! I can’t wait to hear it.

  • Patricia Dec 15, 2009 @ 21:22

    A cliff hanger! Oh how I hate it just as much as I love it! I can’t wait to hear what you have come up with. XD

    On another note…I have 723 words today, but I’m going to write more. 🙂

  • Brittany Dec 15, 2009 @ 21:02

    Oh my gosh, I can’t wait! Can you give us a hint?

    I never knew that life had a theme…

  • Michelle Dec 15, 2009 @ 19:34

    Oooh, can’t wait to hear more about this!!! (And you’ve got me thinking about my own resolution now.)

  • Sarah Dec 15, 2009 @ 18:23

    Huzzah! I’m very interested to hear!

    And those viewers are selling like hotcakes. I’ve been watching all morning and they’ve gone from 28 to 17 in the space of hours. I think it is super neat, what you are doing with your daughter. I’m really enjoying the story, both for the actual story aspect of it, and for the interest in seeing something raw come from I writer I respect.

  • Twila Dec 15, 2009 @ 18:01

    *Waits curiously while hanging onto Gary’s foot.*

    Those moments sure are fun though, I wonder how people without nearby bathrooms can have those “Eureka!” moments?

  • TimK Dec 15, 2009 @ 17:27

    Arrgh! Only an expert writer could go on like that, throw in that many details, and STILL leave me hanging! 🙂

    Looking forward to your New Year’s post, Holly.


  • Brian Cansler Dec 15, 2009 @ 17:20

    I absolutely CANNOT wait!

  • ~ desperately clinging to the most tenuous of roots off the edge of a cliff so precipitous that I think I’ll have a heart-attack either before you reveal your goal on January 1, or before I strike ground once this root gives way — May the Gods have mercy on my splattered soul! ~

  • Nancy Dec 15, 2009 @ 16:16

    Can’t wait to hear! Congrats!

  • Rick Dec 15, 2009 @ 16:00

    There’s only 50 now, like at all? Dammit, now I may have to buy one.

  • John Ribar Dec 15, 2009 @ 15:53

    I’m glad you turn 50 a year before me — it gives me a lot of hope, and interesting ideas to try as I see your success… and you’ve never let me down yet 😉

  • Dan Dan The Art Man Dec 15, 2009 @ 15:13

    Holly you gave us a cliff hanger in your blog!!! 🙂

  • Bonne Friesen Dec 15, 2009 @ 15:12

    Ack! What a cliff-hanger!

  • Ieva Dec 15, 2009 @ 15:03

    It’s gotta be good, if it’s coming from all those things!

    So…cheers on that!

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