Happy Blogday

One year ago today I posted the first entry to my blog. Titled “(Just Like) Starting Over,” it was about quitting the band Late Model Humans and trying out this new adventure.

For the first 9 months I was religious about the blog, posting 3 times a week: music on Mondays, fiction on Fridays, and a wild-card thrown in on Wednesdays. There’s nothing like regular writing (or regular practice of anything) to develop technique. It developed so well that I’ve been devoting most of my writing time to a novel and haven’t been posting to the blog as often, though that’s about to change for a couple of reasons.

The first is, I’m out of work, for the first time in about 30 years. I’m hopeful that the counterweight to financial anxiety will be expanding creative opportunities. The other reason is my renewed appreciation for the abundant creativity in my hometown, NYC. In the last week and a half I’ve been to 2 gallery openings and 2 readings, one by a novelist and another by a pair of poets. I plan to continue attending events and writing about them in the second year of this blog. I also hope to finish my novel and find an agent and publisher before the 2nd Blogday. Yes, I’m an optimist.

Since November 25, 2013 there have been 12,000 visits to Words & Music. I’m grateful for every one. Drop by any time.

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