Red Letter Day

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.

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I wonder where that Journey CD went…

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