Robin Hawke

New Year’s Wish

I want wonderful things to happen in 2012, but I’m concerned. Another earthquake, tales of corruption, friends battling cancer—these events threaten the 365 days to come with the true displeasures of life. Conversely, last year I discovered pleasure in writing daily stories on, of all things, this blog.

I’ve scrubbed paint on a canvas; I’ve managed dancers on a stage; I’ve moved furniture and tilled earth. These things taught me to push words around, to lift them, to bury them, to exchange them, to sound them out loud. I’ve drowned my fears for the future with steady, consistent storytelling. If one story fails, surely the next will succeed. Or the next.

But blogging, as I’ve recently discovered, is not limited to a writer’s output, however clever or truthful. There’s more: the good company of other bloggers; the pleasures found sharing reactions, comments and likes; the discovery of kindred blogs; the community of writers.

While this year will be spent traveling with words in much the way I spent last year, and while there will be periods when blogging will be confined to pushing the publish button, I hope to share new adventures in wonderful blogging:

Fulfilling, Creative, Insightful Words to All.

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Happy New Year and wishing you flowing, creative, insightful, fulfilling and joyful words for you as well!

Comment by Indigo Spider

Yes, may they flow, may they flow.

Comment by Robin Hawke

I’ve loved your shorts. They’ve inspired me. I’ve found blogging to be therapeutic and fun. Keep up the great work!

Comment by Leila

You, too!

FYI– Because Leila’s name is not a link to her blog, I’m providing it:

Comment by Robin Hawke

I love the comparisons of writing with your past experiences. There’s a natural flow between our daily lives and writing that too many people overlook – thinking, maybe, the “ordinary” life isn’t interesting enough to write about.

May the displeasures of the New Year be manageable for all of us.

Comment by jmmcdowell

Hear, hear!

Comment by Scriptor Obscura

and quickly surmountable…

Comment by Robin Hawke

Happy New Year to you! My best wishes to you for a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year 2012!

Comment by Scriptor Obscura

The same to you!

Comment by Robin Hawke

It was only towards the end of 2011 that I discovered an entire community of writers was out here in this place they call the blogosphere.
What a pleasure it is to learn what others are doing and share my thoughts in this way!
I’m definitely hooked. 🙂
Wishing you a happy and productive New Year!

Comment by Kirsten

I became hooked in August, before that blogging was a struggle. Once I found what I wanted to do with my blog, everything changed. A productive year to you, too!

Comment by Robin Hawke

Eloquently put and resonates with me, I do love how despite it not being a new thing we find ourselves in the company of others embarking on a similar journey at around the same time. It brings good energy and like minded people and much that could not have been anticipated.

All the best for 2012, word by word.

Comment by ClaireMcA

May 2012 bring more of the same.

Comment by Robin Hawke

Thank you, Robin, for the year you’ve shared and the year ahead. xo

Comment by Tracy Hutchinson

I hope the best for you. Thank you for your frequent visits.

Comment by Robin Hawke

Above post edited: changed 364 to 365. (I discovered this was a leap year.)

Comment by Robin Hawke

Robin, Happy New Year to you and yours! And thank you for sharing your writing, in particular your three sentence stories. They pack so much beauty into such a small space.

The stars must have been aligned in the right way this August and the last few months. After reading these comments I looked back and realized I posted my first fiction on my blog in August.

Looking forward to reading more of your work and sharing mine in the coming months!

Comment by Tim Guthat

Please do!

Thank you and Happy Words, Robin

Comment by Robin Hawke

It’s been a wonderful year for those of us who have been the recipients of your creativity…whether you’re blogging from the car or not.

Looking forward to all that 2012 has in store for you..I’m living my writer’s life vicariously through you at the moment. LOL 🙂

Happy New Year!

Comment by Janece

How lovely to think of your voice over my shoulder, Robin

Comment by Robin Hawke

The blogging community is what keeps me going sometimes. It is the only place I can find other people who share this strange and sometimes crazy obsession with words that I have. Best wishes to you this year!

Comment by Billie Jo Woods

Not so strange! Happy Words to you! Robin

Comment by Robin Hawke

Nicely put Robin. I think it’s the writing and community of like-minds that helps us find inner peace in the midst of life’s struggles. Wishing you an abundance of wonderful adventures in 2012.

Comment by snagglewordz

Creativity does do something for one’s soul. Best wishes for creative abundance this year, Robin

Comment by Robin Hawke

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