A New Start by Diane GastonThis is the time of year our children return to school. In fact, tomorrow is the first day of school in our area.
I remember so well the excitement --and fear--of a new start. A new classroom. New classmates. And, for me, often, a new school.
New binders, spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, pink erasers, scissors, crayons...
A week or so ago I was near Staples and thought to myself, "I ought to be buying something new." I think I was responding to the ingrained notion that now is the time for new supplies for a new beginning.
I am starting something new. A new book, just in the initial plotting stages, soon to be a new proposal for Harlequin Mills & Boon, a book I hope to finish by December.
I have a new resolve, typical of me this time of year, to work harder, to use better work habits so I don't fall behind. It feels a little like starting school!
I have other new things to announce:
My new bookcover for Gallant Officer, Forbidden Lady, coming December 2009.
New stuff on my website
A new contest
What new starts are you up to?
Anyone starting school?