Thursday, January 1, 2015


I know, I know. Where have I been? I've been busy. Too busy. And a little stressed out with it. But I hope I'm back. Thom G's site is my favourite writing prompt site, so it's only appropriate that I start off the New Year with Three Word Wednesday.

Today's muse: Three Word Wednesday

Today's words: jovial, promise, resolute.

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Today is the first day of the new year.

I won’t lie and tell you I promise to write every day, or even every week.

The fact is, I lead a busy life. I have a frantic full-time job where I put in a lot of overtime. I look after my in-laws every Saturday. This leaves one day a week to myself—to write my novel, operate my small business, socialize with friends and family, and reestablish peace in my soul so that I can start the crazy ritual again on Monday.

It is not easy to maintain a jovial façade. In fact, I am a miserable failure at being happy.

But that ends today. Or, at least, I plan on trying to end it. My parents, gods love them, always told me they only wanted me to try my best. So that is what I will do.

Henceforth (I am a legal secretary), I will try my damnedest to write more often, take more time for myself, and make the time to finish my novel.

And I am most resolute in finding happiness.


Jae Rose said...

You are too hard on yourself - it's lovely to see you whenever you have a moment free...besides it's quality not quantity ;) come and have tea with us..we can air our bandages and swop words...happy new year to you and we look forward to your posts...

Monica Manning said...

@Jae Rose: Happy New Year to you, my dear. I will visit and have e-tea with you and Alice. And we will rip off those bandages!

cifar shayar said...

I wish you will write more this year, Happy new year

The Gone Year

Monica Manning said...

@cifar: That is a lovely wish! Thank you!

glnroz said...

a great "new year's surprise",,, I read them all,,, glad to see hear you Ms. Manning...glenn