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It’s a joy to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year! If you are a writer, you are probably looking forward to the New Year so you can achieve some of  the goals that eluded you this year.  Or, maybe you would like to correct  a few mistakes here and there. In addition, you may be reflecting on all that took place over the past months.  Whatever your situation, I wish you much success in the new year.

This came into my inbox today from a site that I subscribe to. I give the link at the end so you can subscribe as well. I have gained a lot of information from Penny C. Sansevieri, Editor of the newsletter, but I found this excerpt very applicable to today.  Here it is:  As one year passes into the next, I am always reminded of a passage in a book I once worked with called: What I Learned on the Way Down by Jac Flanders:

“Not knowing what’s coming next is the New Year’s secret ingredient. We can’t imagine, so we party – usually the biggest and loudest of the year. We cover our anxiety with a lover’s kiss at the stroke of midnight, blow paper fizzy things at each other and drink champagne. We wish each other luck and leap into the New Year like base jumpers and sky divers, not knowing for sure who packed the chute. As the televised thousands cheer in Times Square and the ball of crystal lights blazes overhead, we look for someone to hold onto, someone we trust, someone who loves us, we close our eyes and pray – for a gentle landing.”  Reprinted from “The Book Marketing Expert newsletter,” a free ezine offering book promotion and publicity tips and techniques. http://www.amarketingexpert.com

Isn’t that neat? May we all have that gentle landing  we all hope for.

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