Happy Anniversary to me!

Happy Anniversary to me!

I started this blog about a year ago, on October 29 2010. First post was on beginnings, which seems appropriate enough.

The 29th was the day of the first October snow storm in a really long time. Well, driving out in it was one way to celebrate the anniversary, and one that better not happen again next year. If the blog is still around next October.

I am positively amazed I managed a year of a blogging. There was a break months ago (it was a bad time for me) and I thought the blog might die an early death, but that didn’t happen.

And I have gotten into writing flash fiction – sometimes I write flash fiction even when Friday is far far away. Before I started doing Friday flash, flash fiction was very, very difficult for me to do. They are so short and I couldn’t believe you could tell a whole story in less than a 1000 words.

But you can. I can. After a lifetime spent thinking I can’t write flash fiction, I can’t begin to describe how exhilarating that realization is. I think I have managed only 2 or 3 decent Friday flash (even though I do them almost ever week.) But that’s good. Much better than my track record for flash fiction for, well, for years.

And plus, I can also post random thoughts about reading, about writing, about anything at all. It’s pretty good.