Due to triple threat post I have going on here, I chose a super short one that was overlooked . . . mainly because I was late to the party that day.
This was my "Endings Blogfest" post from January 9th, 2014 that celebrated the blogaversary of LG Keltner's blog.
When I saw this fest, I couldn't resist.
However, due to a cold, waking up late, and getting the kids going on their lessons for the day (we homeschool and breakfast is planning time), I'm a little late to the party. Sorry.
And I have thought over what to say . . . but no idea seemed like the right one, until now.
The endings I like best are the endings with a sense of homecoming and a sense of open horizon - a look to the possible future.
Every ending like that feels like the one described at the end of The Last Battle:
"And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has ever read: which goes on forever, in which every chapter is better than the one before."
What kind of ending do you like?
Celebrate the Small Things, originated by Viklit, has been an awesome part of blogging for me these last few years.
This year, I'm celebrating two things:
1. You, dear blogger buddies, who visit and comment. Thank you!
2. The continuation of blogging. It's been a struggle this year, but I have kept going.
Do You Have Goals? is a blog hop that has helped me tremendously this last year. Misha and Beth have been wonderful encouragers, and I appreciate everyone involved in this hop.
To Wrap Up the year, but not get too long-winded:
We were encouraged to create huge, amazing goals, and then chase them down. :)
My goals were: Write and Publish two novels/novellas and some short works.
What I actually accomplished:
The finish and publication of Champion in Flight: the second novel in The Champion Trilogy.
The finish and publication of Light Reflections: a collection of poetry.
And, the publication of:
two articles on writing in How I Found the Write Path and IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond.
seven new short stories and poems: "Red Carpet, Take 1," "Red Carpet, Take 2," "Cloud Download," "Seedling," "Big Money," "Green Planet," and "Robot Sonnet."
and three re-publications of stories in e-title format: "Seedling," "The Bridge Snap," and "The Horse in the Well."
When I list all that out, I realize that although I didn't hit my original goal exactly, I did accomplish a great deal, with more on my horizon ahead.
What kinds of endings do you like? What goals have you accomplished? What are you celebrating? And, do you have a deja vu post?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
I'll be back for IWSG on January 7th.