I don’t write to be famous, I don’t write to be known, I write because I am and I want to be read. How sad to fill a room with paintings no one sees or play music no one hears. Writing is talking without sound, singing without score and dancing without movement and yet, it is all of them. It is a solitary art conjured from thought and expressed by the need to communicate.

HEAD SLAPS, SPEED BUMPS and LIGHTBULBS, one woman's WTF, oops and ah-ha moments of life.

They were published once, and as every writer knows, once is not enough.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Out with the old whatever, in with the new what's-up

I want to take a moment to thank a few people who have been so wonderfully supportive this last year. I don’t usually do this sort of thanking-thing at the end of the year, I like to say my piece during the fray of life, smooch and then I’m off. But not this year, not this time.

Without question my family comes first. My daughters are my best barometers and thank God my husband likes to doze on the couch while I write.
I want to thank my first-reader Patty who has a special eye for screw-ups and has bless-ed honesty.
To all of my on-line writer friends and associates, Donna, Jeannine, Tet, Averil, Frank (glad you’re still with us Frank) and the myriad of others who stop by from time to time, or comment elsewhere on some little ditty I may have posted, a hearty thank you. It’s nice to know I’m not alone.
To my co-workers who laugh at my jokes and bring me tear-sheets of my columns, I love you all.
To Janet, a professional voice of reason with just the right amount of bite, thank you in 100 words or less.
To Betsy, I miss your wit and the special community you created...please put the rug back under our feet and if you cannot, I wish you peace and good fortune.
And to my loyal column readers who are clamoring for my collection of essays...I’m working on it, really I am.
To the awesome (word of the young) readers, to the savvy (word of the not so young) readers I am hoping that this coming year will be better than the last for all of us. It’s an edgy world out there, let’s hope we find the right words to sooth, entertain and perhaps provoke respectful dialog.  
Oh one last thing, I cannot close the year out without thanking Ann my wonderful editor. Riding on the backs of all you brilliant people with real writing educations, is a privilege I will not soon forget.
Peace to all.


  1. Aw, thanks for the thanks. I love your writing and behind your family could be your next in line supporter of all you do. You have a gift Carolynn; a gift that not all of us have and for some of us wish we did. The words flow from your lips like water from a faucet. Sometimes full throttle and other times slow and easy. But always, always with wit, humor, and a command of how to capture an audience through the power of words. God Bless You in 2014 and may this be your "break out" year in published novels. Hugs from your writing crow.

    1. Love you babe, you are the best. AND you have no idea how talented YOU are. Thanks for the kind words. Happy happy joy joy.

  2. Thanks Carolynn, you've been the same for me :) Have a very Happy New Year!