I sit here and I don’t know what to say. Today is an important day for me, but I’m still just sitting in my home office. I’m arranging the mail I have to send. I’m planning how far to edit a novel I’m been hired on to do. Thinking about cleaning up the house. Housecleaner and friends are coming this week. All in all, a very mundane day.
But it’s not.
I remember the first time I completed a draft of my novel. It was called In the Light of God then. I was so full of excited energy, I had to mark the event somehow. Even though it was late, I put on my headphones and walked through Rinconada Park singing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” at the top of my lungs. That was a bucket-list moment.
Today is another bucket-list moment. I saw my name up on Amazon as the editor of a published science fiction novel. It took until I was 51, but I got there.
I wonder where that Journey CD went…