From the Editor:
Another New Year
By Lazette Gifford
© 2007, Lazette
Well, I can't say I'm sorry to see 2006
go. It was not the best year I've ever had, though I did well enough in
writing and I improved on both it and my (very amateur) art work. I
wrote quite a bit, and at the end I managed to still get my average of 2
submissions a month. Nonetheless, 2006 will not go down as one of my
better years. I failed in several of my important writing-related
goals, including the one to prepare and send more novels out in
submission packages that year. Life conspired against me.
But here we are at the start of a new
year. Anything is possible at a time like this, and I love the feeling
that I can just leap into a new beginning for my writing career.
It's a state of mind, and I purposely
foster it every year. It's easy to reach December 31st and
look back at everything that didn't work out quite right, and in doing
so go into the new year with a bleak outlook. I refuse to do it. I
spend the last month of the year finishing up every project that hasn't
already been completed. I clear away everything. And then, on January
1st, I start out with a brand new story. No ties to the
past, no worries about what I didn't do right, or what failed. This is
a new year, and I have a whole new chance to do it right.
Each year is a brand new adventure.
So welcome to 2007. I hope it's a good
year for all of us!