Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Plodding Along

Right now, I'm finding it hard to look ahead.  Every time I try, I see the same stumbling blocks - all outside my realm of control - and I do what stumbling blocks make one do.  I stumble.

Oh, there are good things ahead.  There have to be.  Just around the corner.  Just past the river.  Just down the street. Like Tony in West Side Story sings about...


Could be!
Who knows?
There's something due any day;
I will know right away,
Soon as it shows.
It may come cannonballing down through the sky,
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose!

Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there's a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!

Could it be? Yes, it could.
Something's coming, something good,
If I can wait!
Something's coming, I don't know what it is,
But it is
Gonna be great!

With a click, with a shock,
Phone'll jingle, door'll knock,
Open the latch!
Something's coming, don't know when, but it's soon;
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!

Around the corner,
Or whistling down the river,
Come on, deliver
To me!
Will it be? Yes, it will.
Maybe just by holding still,
It'll be there!

Come on, something, come on in, don't be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!
The air is humming,
And something great is coming!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight . . . 

But right now, that's all it is.  A feeling that something better is on its way.  Not really anything I can do to make it get here any quicker than it will.  And if I spend too much time thinking about it, I stall. 

So, here's what I'm doing.  I'm plodding along.  Every day I sit down with my Kindle copy of Natural Causes and a notebook, writing edit notes as I read through what I've written.  When I get that done, I'll input those notes.  Then I'll read through it again, making more notes and inputting those.  Hopefully, by the time I get all that done, something will break and I'll be able to ship this off to the editor.  If not, I'll work on something else while I wait.


  1. Here's to breaking things open, to winds of change, to full steam ahead.

    We've all be there. Doesn't help, but you aren't alone. And maybe that will--knowing that we care and we have your back.

    1. It does too help. And that's why I post all this, to maybe help someone else who doesn't grasp that they aren't alone.

      And just so ya know, I care and have your back, too, Silver. :hugs: Here's to breaking things open and all that jazz. ;o)