A posted new post for the new year's posted news.

Forget the title, I'm in one of those goofy moods today. God help my wife.... This just might be one of those years.

Is there a better way to start out the new year than with a great quote? I can't think of one. Well, maybe having one of those lottery-ticket-stocking-stuffers come through, but I won't hold my breath.

For Christmas I received a new book - which I wished for based on the comments of a fellow blogger - and immediately found a simple, yet profound quote that is not only for aspiring writers, but for anyone.

The book is called ON WRITING, by Stephen King, and early on I stumbled upon a quote which rocked me to my very core. (Yes, a bit dramatic, I realize. Maybe it was the eggnog...) He wrote: "-optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure."

Wow. What a great quote. I've always tried to ooze optimism whenever I can - much to the annoyance of my wife. Now I hope that I may continue to do so with the new challenges and rejections that I'll most assuredly be receiving in my coming future.

I wish the same sort of optimism for you, dear reader, in this year of 2009!



  1. Good for you! I'm so glad you got On Writing.

    May 2009 be a year of many successes and much happiness for you and your family. And may that optimism pay off!

  2. Thanks a lot, "fellow blogger". :D

  3. I saw your comment on Katie's blog and decided to visit...

    Optimism is my default reaction; no matter what I do, my setting is on optimism and changing it takes some doing. I'm so glad to know Stephen King thinks it isn't crazy... I will definitely get his book.